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Marvel and ABC Studios Looking To Create 'Avengers' TV Series

Marvel TV and ABC executives may be in talks to create a spin-off, prime-time live action drama based on 'The Avengers' movie.

With the success of so many Marvel movies over the years, it comes as no surprise that Marvel may start looking to branch out into television to expand their 'Avengers' universe. In fact, don't be too shocked if we see a live-action spin-off of The Avengers movie on prime-time television very soon. According to a recent report on Deadline, Marvel TV exec Jeph Loeb recently engaged in some very early discussions with ABC television executives.

Deadline's sources hinted that ABC, ABC Studios and Marvel TV may be planning on creating a television drama spinning off from The Avengers movie, but that it would not be a direct spin-off. The supposed show would be set in a similar universe and carry the same tone, but its unlikely we'll be seeing heavy hitting characters like Iron Man and Captain America on the small screen. The project is in the very beginning stages, so there's still a chance that nothing will come out of this; but wouldn't it be cool if something did?

There is no question that there is a lot that Marvel and ABC could do and that there are many untapped Marvel characters that could be featured on the small screen. What do you think of the news? What is your dream-team roster for a Marvel Avengers themed television series?


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Posted by notoriousmistersims

this could be interesting to see what comes of it

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Oh, good god........

Posted by warpgirl

I don't like this "similar universe" phrase. One of the things I've loved about all the Marvel movies for the past few years is that you knew 100% they were the same universe and it was all connected. I don't want to see an Avengers on TV where the "Movie" never happened.
But on the upside, it could be chance to get some face time for some other cool Avengers that a lot of people don't know about.

Posted by Mercy_


Posted by Duke_Nasty

I have to see their budget before I get excited.

Edited by Billy Batson

Ten bucks on that this will affect the comics just like the movies :p

Posted by TheAnnihilator

Misleading title is VERY misleading. They're looking to create a TV series in the same universe, that is loosely connected to the series and will most likely end up being a high-concept cop show.

Posted by DMC

Same Tone?

Sounds to me like that want to cut and paste all the humor of the Avengers Movie and make a TV show out of it. Though it's too early to tell, I don't like this idea.

Posted by GraphicCasualFreak

Where the hell are they going to get the money to do that? Most TV Networks can't handle relatively cheap shows like 24, Star Trek, etc... This would cost a fortune for one character and they want to do multiple characters? Who are they going to fight terrorists? Cause if they aren't fighting a real world threat; it's going to drive the budget up even more. This would make the movie budget look like pocket change.

There is NO WAY this is going to happen.

Posted by fables87


Posted by Overlander

I wouldn't mind an Avengers West Coast or Avengers Academy TV series. But budget would be an issue for a TV series.

Posted by BlackArmor

Marvel never ceases to amuse, entertain, and disappoint me.

Posted by Shazam78

I remain indifferent till something more than talk comes from it. I will say that budget would be a factor for the show.

Posted by Senor Salsa


Posted by Tellumo

I'd like to see the new avengers roster type.

Posted by Master_Thief

The same Jeph Loeb that cancelled Avengers:EMH and lying to us saying Avengers Assemble is a continuity


Posted by crazyflashfan11


Posted by Mikey Venture

Yeah cause remember how cool and faithful Smallville was ?

Edited by Savage_Hawkman

Desperate Housewives of Avengers

Dancing with the Avengers

The Bachelorette: Heroes or Villains?

Posted by InnerVenom123

Not gonna work.

Posted by Pwok21

Give me a show with lesser used Avengers like Iron Fist, Spider Woman, Vision, Quasar and Black Panther.

I'll watch every episode.

Posted by FearTheLiving

Really not a fan of live action superhero shows.

Posted by ragdollpurps

@InnerVenom123 said:

Not gonna work.

Edited by moywar700

this is silly.

Posted by jorok_goldblade

Heroes for Hire- with Luke and Danny as sort of a buddy cop / a-team group.

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I don't think this will really work, especially trying to get the big three in there.

Though, I would say getting a New Avengers roster instead might work, as they are considerably less popular than the main Avengers characters. Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, Spider-Woman, Iron Fist, maybe even Spider-Man and Wolverine (who are not among the "less popular" mind you, but good for drawing in an audience).

If they go ahead with it, cool, i'll watch it with the lowest of expectations. If they don't, I won't be all that torn up about it.

Posted by jcj145

I think this could be a cool concept, maybe include popular heroes who couldn't carry a solo movie like Ms Marvel or Iron Fist. Nice way to bring attention to different characters besides the core Avengers, Wolverine, and Spiderman

They could even have each season revolve around a different character i.e. Season 1 focus on Heroes for Hire w/ Luke Cage and Iron Fist then have Season 2 revolve around some like Vision, then continuing so on and so forth in the next seasons

Posted by Blizaga101

im still hoping for a cloak and dagger tv series, i seriously hink it could work... and i have ideas where the show could go? :P

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

Would the Avengers work for tv? It is defenitely a risk to do that

Posted by Baddamdog

Would be cool to see some Avengers from the comics show up. Like some super obscure ones. Or Avengers that will never show up in any kind of movie.

Posted by Funrush

This could either be really good or really bad.

Posted by Vulshock

It's going to be Great Lakes Avengers / Great Lakes Initiative

Posted by Inverno

As long Jeph Loeb is around, I think its going to suck so hard.

Posted by Prodigy P

Weren't they planning on making a Jessica Jones TV series?

Posted by The Stegman

The only Avengers tv show I wanna see ends with the phrase "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" and is animated.

Posted by LoganRogue24

iam reserving judgement till i see concreat proof or an actors list.

Posted by JohnnyWalker
@Billy Batson said:

Ten bucks on that this will affect the comics just like the movies :p

silly goose. their comics are non existent. they are just a fad they are trying to keep alive.
Posted by Mycroftian

If they're gonna make this work, I'm betting the main characters of the show would be SHIELD agents.

Posted by viin

this sounds like a horrible idea

Edited by pikahyper

horrible idea, if Terra Nova was too expensive an Avengers show would be a lot worse, they'd be better off using a rotating cast of lesser known characters in like 2-3 episode arcs and call it "Marvel Spotlight" that way they can gauge popularity of each character to see if they warrant movie attention plus by rotating they can handle a smaller budget.

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Posted by danhimself

what happened to the live action Hulk series?

Posted by stevemethe

Wish they have a lot of money !

Smallville was good because they start with the tv show we know what to expect.

But The Avenger movie was so big ......... just do another movie !

Posted by They Killed Cap!

Sounds intersting.

Posted by Tony_Shark

Better than Smallville :D

Posted by Smurfboy

Please don't do it! I'm afraid it might ruin something if not done properly! I have to wait and see how it goes. :(

Posted by Sobe Cin

Put in smaller characters like Mockingbird and Luke Cage, it would work. Non costumes, just keep the vibe. Won't be hard to keep in line with movies.

Posted by Malonius

@Mycroftian said:

If they're gonna make this work, I'm betting the main characters of the show would be SHIELD agents.

This. It's got to be this or the budget would be to high. It would be awesome if it had the idea of the Garth Ennis book, "The Boys" where SHIELD agents go on black ops missions to take down rogue superhumans and super-scientists. They could cameo a lot of villians that way and also introduce more of the SHIELD agents like Carter, Drew, Dugan, etc. Could be good!

Posted by Danvader64


Posted by Bestostero

more interested in this than Guardians of the Galaxy movie thats for sure

Posted by Mega_spidey01

heroes for hire.