Female superhero-led Marvel show cancelled by ABC


More bad news for Marvel fans! ABC is not greenlighting an untitled Marvel show that was set to feature a team of female superheroes.

Yet another Marvel property has come to a premature end. Last year, it was announced that ABC would be adding a new show to their roster featuring a team of female superheroes. Unfortunately, Deadline has now revealed that ABC has decided against proceeding with a pilot order for the untitled show.

Said to be an hour-long drama created by Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg, Marvel had remained tight-lipped about the show leading to speculation about which lesser-known comic book characters would see their day on screen. We at ShowSnob had speculated that this would have been an ideal opportunity to bring Ms. Marvel/ Kamala Khan to our screens. Now, we may never know. It has been a poor year for Marvel’s television content, with Netflix canceling all its shows except for The Punisher and Jessica Jones.

It is even more unfortunate that a female-led property has been canceled even before it was given a chance. Marvel still struggles with gender-parity on screen especially in the cinematic universe – the first woman to lead her own film after 20 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be Brie Larson in Captain Marvel. It’s television shows – be it the Netflix ones, Marvel’s The Runaways, Cloak & Dagger and ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – fare better, but fans will be disappointed with this latest update.

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However, just because ABC has rung the death knell on this show doesn’t mean it couldn’t be resuscitated elsewhere. Disney’s own streaming platform, Disney+, is set to debut this year, and original Star Wars and MCU content is already being produced for it; The Vision and Scarlet Witch has already bagged a showrunner and rumors about the Loki series continue to circulate online.

All this means there remains a sliver of hope that this untitled show could someday feature on Disney+. Fans can only wait and hope.