With the Marvel television universe constantly expanding through deals with Netflix, Hulu, and Freeform, it's easy to forget that there is also another project in development at ABC.
The project in question is the long in development John Ridley project (American Crime Story). There isn't much known about what the project involves other than it's set to "revolve around the reinvention of an existing Marvel superhero character or property for ABC." That is certainly very broad, though some have suspected it is a series involving The Inhumans.
Channing Dungey, who heads ABC's entertainment division, recently spoke to EW about the status of the series and did confirm it is still in development.
"(Laughs) Yeah, so John is working on a rewrite of that script for Marvel at the moment. We have not seen a new version of it. He's been on production of his show, over in London, and on season 3 of American Crime, so those are the things that have been top of mind for him of late. But I have heard from Marvel that he is working on a revision to that script."
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD hasn't been a ratings powerhouse, but it's developed a strong core following over its 4 seasons. ABC canceled it's other Marvel project Agent Carter after its second season, and decided not to option the Most Wanted spinoff series. Hopefully, fans will get more concrete information on this mysterious project soon.
The Agents of SHIELD midseason synopsis can be found below.
Though Coulson and May are growing closer, Coulson remains unaware of the dark secret May is hiding beneath the surface. Meanwhile, Aida is unrelenting in her search for the Darkhold.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie and John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe.
Guest starring are Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez, Jason O'Mara as Director Jeffrey Mace, Mallory Jansen as Aida, Parminder Nagra as Senator Nadeer, John Pyper-Ferguson as Terrence Shockley, Manish Dayal as Vijay Nadeer, Patrick Cavanaugh as Burrows, Blaise Miller as Agent Nathanson, Shari Vasseghi as Sunjna Nadeer and Bryan Keith as Zack Bynum.
"Broken Promises" was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Garry A. Brown.
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