ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey has confirmed no new Marvel shows debut this year on the family-friendly network home to Marvel series such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, and Inhumans.
Last year, the network launched Marvel’s The Inhumans from a groundbreaking partnership between IMAX and Disney/ABC Television Group, however, the series was meet with a poor reception from both fans and critics alike, earning itself the reputation as the worst series Marvel has produced yet. While Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is continuing with its fifth season which Dungey thinks is “the strongest that it’s ever been”, and the fate of Inhumans hangs in the balance, Dungey revealed at TCA 2018 that Marvel fans shouldn’t expect a new series to debut on the network any time soon:
“We developed a couple things this season that we don’t think are going to end up going forward, so we’re going to look really carefully about what we do next.”
While Marvel fans will get new seasons of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage which are both officially set to return in 2018, it’s possible the next original Marvel series could be making its debut on Disney’s new streaming service which is expected to launch by the end of 2019.
It was confirmed last year that a live-action original Marvel series was being developed for the streaming service which is said to be priced much lower than Netflix’s $10.99 monthly cost in order to compete with the streaming giant.
Stay tuned to SuperMovie News for the latest news on the future of Marvel Television as we learn it.