According to Deadline, Marvel Studios our lord and savior President and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige is in early talks with ABC to develop a superhero Marvel series for the network. Karey Burke, ABC Entertainment President, also said that she is looking forward to working with Feige but that discussions had not yet taken place regarding specific characters for an ABC series.
She told Deadline “We love our partners at Marvel and we’re sad to see [Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D] go, it’s been a big part of our history. We’re looking forward to working with Kevin Feige and we’re at the very beginning of conversations with him now about what a Marvel and ABC show might look like. Right now, Marvel’s focus has been on Disney+, as it should be,
The news comes after Marvel Television closed down along with Marvel TV overseer Jeph Loeb’s departure in December following Feige’s promotion. Loeb was the executive producer behind Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, which will debut its seventh and final season this year.
With Feige and ABC consider possible superhero characters that would fit well on the network, Marvel Studios is currently producing a few series for Disney+, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Hawkeye, What If?, Ms. Marvel, and WandaVision.
My thoughts is this you have Disney+ right now which doesn’t have a lot of original content for others to enjoy besides the Mandalorian which finished its first season run last month. Why not build on your streaming service with more original content then to go to ABC? I know that Disney own a part of ABC, and that they have the money to do whatever they want to do. But to me it’s more beneficial to grow your streaming service that people are canceling, because of the lack of original content at the moment.
The only thing that Disney+ subscribers has right now is revisiting old movies and TV shows that they grew up with while introducing their kids to what they watched. As a Disney+ subscriber I want to see more original content. I know that we are getting Wandavision sometime this year, but we need something more with our investment than old TV shows.