Sadly, Marvel TV seems to be struggling quite a bit with their projects. They had to face a large cancellation spree over at Netflix, as Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Daredevil got axed. It also seems quite likely that the remaining two shows will also face the same fate. Moreover, they are restricted to only getting their shows to air on Disney-owned networks which limits their resources and could also hint at the end of their X-Men shows like The Gifted. Not all is doom and gloom though. Cloak and Dagger‘s second season will air in April while Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got an early seventh season renewal before it’s sixth even aired. They were developing another project for ABC Studios that sadly won’t be airing. The still unnamed project was given a pilot order to see if they would continue with the series and even got Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg on board. Yet, it seems that they decided not to make it a full series.
Nothing was known about the project outside of it being a female-led superhero drama. Rumors suggested that it may focus on lesser-known Marvel characters and would have a team-up element. There were theories that it could consist of A-Force, Lady Liberators or Fearless Defenders as Deadline points out. There is still a chance that they might take a new direction with the concept, as Heinberg has an overall deal with ABC Studios. It would have been a perfect fit given that the network is trying to build up its female viewer-base. They already have a variety of drama-series with strong female leads such as How To Get Away With Murder and Grey’s Anatomy. They also had the experience with Agent Carter, which sadly still has not been continued to this day after ending on a cliffhanger. There is also the New Warriors project that still has no network to call its home. It is looking a bit depressing for Marvel TV, especially as Marvel Studios starts productions on its own mini-series for Disney+. It will be interesting to see what happens with Marvel TV moving forward and what role they will play in the MCU’s expansion.
What are your thoughts on the matter? What do you think was the project?