Marvel is doubling down on building new series for television and the latest involved ’12 Years a Slave’ director John Ridley…
Marvel has finally found its footing in the world of television with a couple of different series starting to really generate some great original content.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ started rough, but really picked up steam after the events of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ took place and the series has continued to be can’t miss television each week. Now Marvel has also found a massive hit with ‘Daredevil’ on Netflix, which debuted last week and has been met with nothing but rave reviews for the series.
So on the heels of the news that Marvel was developing an ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ spinoff series for ABC, the studio has also contacted ’12 Years a Slave’ director John Ridley about another new series for ABC as well.
Details are few and far between but the idea as of now would be Ridley and Marvel working to reinvent an existing superhero property that would then make way for a television series on ABC. There’s no word on what hero that might be, but considering Marvel has hundreds to choose from, there’s no telling which one will get the treatment.
Marvel already has three more series currently in the works at Netflix — AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — as well as a feature movie combining those properties with Daredevil for a film called ‘The Defenders’.
It’s anybody’s guess which hero or heroes might land under Ridley’s guidance, but with ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ about to open on May 1 and a tease that there will be a few new characters introduced during that movie, it could be a clue for what Marvel has in store.
Stay tuned for more details on this series and let us known which characters you think should get a makeover courtesy of Marvel, John Ridley and ABC!