ABC has given a production commitment to a new Marvel series from “Wonder Woman” writer Allan Heinberg, TheWrap has learned.
The series is set to focus on female superheroes, though no specific characters or plot details have been publicly announced. Heinberg, who recently executive produced the Shondaland drama “The Catch” and is currently under an overall deal at ABC Studios, will executive produce the project alongside Marvel Television’s Jeff Loeb.
In addition to TV credits on shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” “The Naked Truth,” “Party Of Five,” “Sex and the City,” “Gilmore Girls” and “The O.C.,” Heinberg also has experience as a comic book writer, including as the creator of the “Young Avengers” series for Marvel Comics.
Should Heinberg’s new project make it to air, it would join “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the only other Marvel series still airing on ABC since the cancellations of the Hayley Atwell-led period drama “Agent Carter” and the short-lived “Inhumans.”
The news comes a day after it was first reported that Marvel was in early development on a number of limited series featuring characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those projects, which include projects focusing on Tom Hiddleston’s Loki and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, are being developed specifically for Disney’s upcoming streaming service.
Marvel’s other TV projects include the “Defenders” franchise at Netflix, Hulu’s “Runaways,” “Legion” on FX and “Cloak & Dagger” at Freeform.