Having been home to Marvel’s first ever female-led project in Agent Carter, Deadline is reporting that ABC has now enlisted Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg to develop a new Marvel series for the network which will focus on a team of female superheroes.
In addition to writing, Heinberg will executive produce the potential series with Marvel Television boss Jeph Loeb. Heinberg does have previous Marvel experience, having created and written the Young Avengers comic book series.
According to the site, details on the project are scarce, but the network has given a production commitment to the show, which will be an hourlong drama based on lesser-known Marvel characters (and presumably ones who are yet to appear either on the big or small screen sides of the MCU).
ABC, which is home to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has previously aired the short-lived Agent Carter and Inhumans, and has also developed a number of abandoned projects including A.K.A Jessica Jones (which was retooled for Netflix) and Marvel’s Most Wanted.
The news follows on from yesterday’s announcement that Marvel Studios – not Television – is working on a number of limited series for Disney’s streaming service, which may include shows based around the likes of Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.