While ABC's Marvel Television outputs are set to grow even further with next month's Marvel's Inhumans, one potential project - the one being developed by American Crime's John Ridley - is still on many fans' minds.
But according to recent statements, that series might not be moving forward as quickly as some fans had been hoping. During the network's presentation at the Television Critics Association, ABC President Channing Dungey was asked to provide an update on the status of the mysterious project.
"I’m actually not sure." Dungey revealed. "That’s a question for Marvel."
With ABC and Marvel having a whole slew of new programming each season - including the increasingly-infamous Inhumans - its hard to say if the project is just on the back burner, or has decidedly been taken out of development.
When Ridley was asked the same question earlier this year, he remained optimistic about the project's chances, even if it isn't on Marvel's immediate slate.
"I still want to do it. Hopefully it will still get done." Ridley explained. "They’ve got a release schedule that far exceeds my life expectancy."
Ridley was first revealed to be collaborating with the production company back in 2015, but very little has been heard about the project since. Some speculated that the project in question would be Inhumans or the ill-fated Marvel's Most Wanted pilot, but Ridley reassured that it would be something entirely unique to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
So while it doesn't sound like Ridley's project will never see the light of day, it appears that other properties have become a priority for both parties. Fans will just have to wait and see if and when the much-anticipated project - whatever it may be - reaches a further state of development.0comments
Marvel's The Inhumans is set to premiere in IMAX theaters September 1, followed by its television debut beginning September 29 on ABC.
In Marvel’s Inhumans, after the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.