Back in 2015, it was announced that American Crime showrunner John Ridley would be helming a Marvel property on ABC, but little progress has been made on it, leading some to believe that the show was cancelled. However, Ridley has recently commented on the situation, where he asserts that the project is alive and well.
While he was contractually-obligated to not say anything about the project, Ridley mentioned that work on it was still underway:
“I still want to do it. Hopefully it will still get done. They’ve got a release schedule that far exceeds my life expectancy.”
A degree of confusion around this project makes quite a bit of sense – after all, the project was announced around the same time that plans for Most Wanted and Damage Control were publicized, and both of those projects were cancelled along with Agent Carter following a regime change at ABC. But Ridley’s continued involvement with the project more or less established that he’s committed to whatever story he’s going to tell, and it looks as ABC shares that devotion to the concept.
10 Marvel Shows We’d Like to See Made
As the “golden age of television” continues, one genre that has been on the uptick has been superhero TV shows. The CW almost has every day on lock with many DC Comics-centric TV shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, as well as shows like iZombie, and the upcoming Riverdale. Other networks such as AMC and Fox (among others) have Preacher and The Walking Dead, Gotham, and Lucifer, respectively.
Marvel has been diversifying their portfolio as well. When they first introduced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they only slightly-connected their television universe with their cinematic universe. While recent corporate changes in their business structure have distanced their properties from each other, they still maintain a continuity. Shows like Agent Carter as well as the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the upcoming Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) all have events connected to their big screen counterparts. Currently, Marvel has Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans (coming next year) on ABC along with Damage Control (TBD) while Cloak and Dagger (airing on Freeform next year), and Runaways (developed for Hulu) are in development.
With such a large assortment of comic books and comic book characters, Marvel has barely scratched the surface. Here are a few comic book characters that could definitely use their own show…