Jeph Loeb Explains Why ABC Will Still Be The ‘Mothership’ For Marvel Television Shows

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With Marvel Television projects including The Gifted and Runaways set to debut on various networks and streaming services, Marvel’s Head of TV Jeph Loeb recently explained why ABC will continue to be the “mothership” for the company’s shows. During an interview with Comic Book Resources, Loeb discussed why certain shows are taken to other networks or platforms while explaining why Marvel and ABC are perfectly matched.

Loeb revealed that there will be future collaborations between Marvel and ABC:

“Absolutely. Absolutely. Obviously these aren’t things I can talk about. But look, as it is with every single one of the networks that we have gotten with that this is with, and whether it’s Fox or it’s FX or it’s Freeform, or it’s Hulu, or it’s Netflix, ABC is always going to be our mothership. It is a Disney-owned network. We are a Disney-owned corporation and we’re a good fit for each other.”

Explaining that certain shows including Daredevil are taken elsewhere because they would not work on ABC, Loeb discussed why Daredevil are taken elsewhere because they would not work on ABC, Loeb discussed why Inhumans appealed to the television network:

“I think people confuse the fact that we go to other networks as a sign that we’re not on ABC. The truth of the matter is that those shows weren’t appropriate for us to be on ABC. How do we know that? We talk to ABC and we talk about what is it that you’re looking for? What [ABC] got excited about Marvel’s Inhumans was the family drama aspect of it and the possibilities of something that had a big epic feel to it, but at the same time something that was small and intimate enough that they could get an audience hooked on it and so that’s where we started.”

Though Loeb did not offer details on potential collaborations between Marvel and ABC, Marvel Television’s senior VP of original programming recently revealed that the studio was in talks with the network to develop a new female-focused series.

“After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.”

Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Iwan Rhoen, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores and Ellen Woglomas.

The first two episodes will are now playing IMAX theaters for two weeks.

Marvel’s Inhumans will then premiere on ABC at 8:00 pm ET on September 29.

Source: CBR

10 Possible Things To Look Forward To In ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 5

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This week marked the season finale of the fourth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Suffice to say, this has been a stellar season for the show. Probably one of Marvel’s best seasons on television (depending on how you feel about Legion). Season 4 gave us 3 distinct story arcs: Ghost Rider, LMD, and Agents of Hydra, and all of them were perfect. There was the right amount of drama, actions, story, and intrigue that held us over from week to week. Despite having a later timeslot this season, the ratings (thanks to loyal fans) held strong and the show was renewed for a 5th season in the 2017-2018 season for ABC. Even though the show is now in the “Friday Night Death Slot,” ABC President Channing Dungey is not worried as he feels the show has a strong enough fanbase to still do a great job, which it why Inhumans and Once Upon a Time will also share Friday nights with them.

As stated before, the season finale was an exceptional close to an explosive season. You can check out our review of the episode as well as our pointing out of all the MCU Easter Eggs for that episode. As the season finale ended with a great cliffhanger, there are so many places for the 5th season to go. Here are a few things in the upcoming season to look forward to. Click Next to take a look…

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