Marvel Television is looking to bring yet another series to ABC.
The news comes courtesy of ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey, who sat down with The Hollywood Reporter today after foregoing an executive session during ABC's TCA presentation. She also briefly addressed the fate of Marvel's flagship series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., reaffirming her earlier comments that the series could continue on beyond a sixth season.
When asked about Marvel's future on ABC, with Disney's planned streaming service set to launch in late 2019, Dungey replied that ABC and Marvel are currently in talks for a new project. Unfortunately, though, she was unable to divulge more information. "We're cooking up a couple things for broadcast," she teased. "There's one that I want to talk about and [Marvel TV head] Jeph Loeb won't let me."
It remains to be seen just what that project could be. After all, throughout the years, there have been various Marvel projects in development at ABC, including Damage Control, Marvel's Most Wanted and an untitled John Ridley project. Those series, though, are essentially dead in the water, indicating whatever Dungey is teasing is something entirely new and completely separate from any Marvel projects being developed for Disney's SVOD service.
As for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the show's future on ABC? Dungey reaffirmed the series isn't necessarily cancelled just yet. The hope is that the show will prove successful in its summer run, leaving the option open for a seventh season. "It's my hope that by moving it to summer, where our live-same-day ratings are less important and it might be able to continue for longer," she said.
Returning in summer 2019 on ABC, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Ian De Caestecker, Natalia Cordova-Buckley and Elizabeth Henstridge.