Sometimes in life you get a second chance to pursue an opportunity you might have passed on previously. Marvel & ABC are getting that chance.
During the Edinburgh TV Festival Marvel Television’s senior vp of original programming Karim Zreik revealed that Marvel Television and ABC are once again working together on a female led series that Zreik described as “it’s Jessica Jones-esque,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Back before it became a hit Netflix series, ABC and Marvel were working to bring a Jessica Jones series, then titled AKA Jessica Jones, to the network in 2010. Current showrunner for the series Melissa Rosenberg was brought on board to develop the series but ABC ultimately passed on the series, leading to it becoming part of the original four series & one miniseries deal that Marvel struck with Netflix.
This would be the second woman led Marvel series for the network following the two seasons of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Previously there were plans to launch a series starring Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird on ABC Family (before it became Freeform) but those plans were scrapped to instead bring Mockingbird to Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which led to another plan to spin her off into the Marvel’s Most Wanted series that ABC ultimately passed on as well.
There is no indication which particular Marvel character could be the focus of this possible new series.
Depending on if this series is greenlit and moves forward, it would potentially join Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Inhumans as the Marvel shows on the network.