Marvel’s Most Wanted pilot confirmed by ABC
It was revealed last week that NBC had ordered a pilot for Powerless, a half-hour comedy series set in the DC Universe about non-powered characters. On the other side of the aisle, however, ABC has a half-hour comedy in development focusing on the people who clean up the superhero-sized messes in the Marvel Universe with Damage Control.
Now, speaking with IGN, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee revealed that a second comedy series from Marvel is in-development at the network as well. Lee wouldn’t confirm what the series is about but revealed that in the long term it’s a series they “would love” to have on the network.
Speaking of Damage Control, Lee revealed they plan to have the series ready to premiere this television season.
“That’s the one that’s going to be coming out this season. I haven’t read it yet. I can’t wait to see it. We hope it’s going to be great.”
On the other side of the Marvel U, it was confirmed that the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD spin-off series Marvel’s Most Wanted has been officially ordered to the pilot stage.
“We love the script,” he said. “We think it’s going to be great. We’re doing that in the next few months.”
Set to star Adrianne Palicki’s Bobbi Morse and Nick Blood’s Lance Hunter, the pilot for Most Wanted was co-written by Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD‘s Jeff Bell and Paul Zbyszewski who will serve as the showrunners should it be picked up.
“It’s everything you anticipate as well as things you don’t expect at all,” Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen said. “It’s just really nice to be able to dive into those characters, and Paul and Jeff have done that exceptionally well.”