Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg has been tapped by Marvel Studios to create a Marvel Female Superhero Series for ABC. It is rumored that the show will put the focus on lesser-known superheroes from the world of Marvel Comics, but specific details are currently under wraps. Heinberg will executive produce along with Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb, while Marvel TV and ABC Studios are on board producing. The news comes after it was announced that Marvel Studios is developing two new shows for Disney's streaming service for Loki and Scarlet Witch as well as other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is currently the only Marvel show on ABC, and the network has been looking into ways to expand their Marvel content. So far, it looks like the new series will center on multiple female superheroes. The series will be set into hour-long episodes and it's being described as a drama. It isn't clear at this time which female superheroes will be included in the new series.
Details are scarce about the new Marvel series on ABC, but it is believed that show could be ready in time to debut next fall after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s sixth season ends. However, it is unknown how far along the development of the new series is. It wouldn't be surprising to see Marvel Studios and ABC put the project on the fast track with Allan Heinberg on board. In the last five years, ABC has launched two other Marvel series which had short runs including Agent Carter, which was well received, and Inhumans, which was not received very well at all by fans of the MCU.
Allan Heinberg is best-known for being the screenwriter on the DCEU's Wonder Woman. Heinberg is a long time comic book writer for Marvel and DC and has diverse television credits that include The Catch, Party Of Five, Sex And The City, Gilmore Girls, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, and Scandal. On the Marvel Comics side of things, Heinberg created and wrote Young Avengers and Avengers: The Children's Crusade with co-creator and artist Jim Cheung. He has also written with Geoff Johns on JLA: Crisis Of Conscience for DC Comics.
There is a lot going on with Marvel Studios and Disney at the moment. The big screen portion is currently juggling the productions of Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. In addition, Netflix has The Punisher, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, all of which have had varying degrees of success on the streaming platform. With the Disney streaming service on the way, the MCU is going to be getting some pretty big characters to make the leap on to the small screen from the big screen as well. This is a developing story and more news is expected to be announced very soon. Deadline was the first to report about the new Marvel ABC female superhero series.