Deadline is reporting that ABC has given a sizable production commitment to an as-yet-untitled Marvel drama from Wonder Woman writer Allan Heinberg.
Though no official details have been made public, the series is expected to focus on lesser-known female superheroes. It will be the second female-driven comic adaptation on ABC following Agent Carter and fourth overall, including Agents of SHIELD and Inhumans. ABC also previously fielded pilots for Damage Control and SHIELD spinoff Most Wanted while developing a John Ridley-led drama.
Female-fronted comic series have been growing in number in recent years, with Marvel having Jessica Jones at Netflix. For its part, DC has the likes of Supergirl and iZombie at The CW, as well as series built around Stargirl and Harley Quinn set for the DC Universe streaming service.
In addition to penning the well-received 2017 comic adaptation, Heinberg’s television credits include The Catch, The O.C., and Sex and the City. He’s also the architect behind Young Avengers and co-wrote a five-episode arc of DC Comics’s JLA.
More details around ABC’s latest attempt at launching a Marvel series should be made available in the coming months.