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Posted on Thursday, August 4th, 2016 by Fred Topel
ABC has been wanting to expand their Marvel slate. Marvel Television developed a pilot for Marvel’s Most Wanted, a spinoff featuring two characters from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Bobbi Morse (Adrianne Palicki) and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) were even written out of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to set the stage for their own show. However, ABC ultimately decided not to order Marvel’s Most Wanted to series. Should it fail to find another home, could Palicki and Blood return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
“Interesting question, one that Marvel’s probably best positioned to answer,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said during the panel. “The characters were sort of disavowed in the show as they call it, but I never underestimate Marvel’s ability to bring people back.”
Dungey also touched upon the decision to cancel Agent Carter, teased other Marvel ABC shows in development, and discussed the Castle cancellation. Read More »
ABC is ordering another Marvel TV series. Ben Karlin, who worked as a producer on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Modern Family, is exec producer on a new comedy called Damage Control, inspired by a set of short Marvel Comics series originally published in 1989.
The show, which has a script order from ABC, is about the people who clean up after superhero activity in the Marvel universe. Given the scale of stuff that happens in Marvel stories, this group has a lot of work to do. Read More »