Bob Iger Says ABC Is Developing One More Marvel TV Series (Video)
Earlier today, Marvel announced four new TV series coming to Netflix with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage leading to a big mini-series with The Defenders.
Now Disney CEO Bob Iger has commented publicly about the Netflix deal and in doing so reveals that Disney is developing a second TV series for ABC in addition to Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Speaking with Bloomberg in the following video, Bob Iger says the new Marvel series on Netflix will start in 2016 and when questioned why the shows didn’t go to Hulu (which Disney owns), Iger mentioned another series being developed for ABC.
“We actually talked about making these series available to others, and there was quite a bit of interest in the marketplace for these series,” Iger said in response.” And the answer is yes. We will as a company create more original programming for platforms that are not ours. We have some great networks as a company as you known with ABC, ABC Family, The Disney Channel, not to mention ESPN and Life, but they’re not going to buy original, scripted programming for a while anyway. But we can sell just so much programming from Marvel to them,” Iger continues, “We’ve got a good show in S.H.I.E.L.D. and another one being developed for ABC, more plans on our Disney channels with Marvel, but this seemed to be a great opportunity, and I think there will be other opportunities on other platforms to do some more things.”
It’s quite possible the second ABC Marvel series could be Agent Carter, which has previously been rumored and mentioned.
Check out the video of Bob Iger talking about the Marvel Netflix deal and more: