A new report from Deadline states that a female-led Marvel series could be on its way to television. Nothing is official yet, but ABC has given a production commitment on the potential new show.
The female-led Marvel series is poised to be developed as an hour-long drama for ABC. Marvel Television and ABC Studios have hired Allan Heinberg to bring the series to fruition. Heinberg has previously written for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. He also co-wrote the story and screenplay for DC’s 2017 hit, Wonder Woman.
Heinberg is currently under an overall deal with ABC Studios. He’ll also executive produce the new series alongside Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb. Deadline states that the new female-led Marvel series will likely focus on less prominent heroes. Mentioned as possibilities were A-Force, Lady Liberators and Fearless Defenders.
This is, of course, far from the only Marvel series coming our way, though. Just yesterday some pretty big news broke that Marvel would be developing several new series for their upcoming streaming platform which would feature prominent characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Specifically mentioned in the report were Loki and Scarlet Witch.
What makes the streaming shows a much bigger deal is that they’ll be listed under the Marvel Studios banner – the same banner as the blockbuster films. Even though Agents of Shield and Agent Carter carry over side characters from the MCU, they’re developed under the Marvel Television banner. The same goes for all of the various Netflix Marvel series.
The streaming shows in development under the Marvel Studios banner are said to sport budgets that rival those of the theatrical films. The shows will also bring over the big name MCU actors (such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen) to reprise their roles in the limited series they produce.
Whatever this Allan Heinberg developed female-led Marvel series turns out to be, we likely won’t hear much about it for awhile. But it’s encouraging to see Marvel unafraid to go forward with female leads. But as it turns out, they’re pretty bad ass.