No longer content with box office domination, Marvel Studios looks to be continuing its aggressive efforts for a TV takeover as well. The studio already has Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter (which is nearing a second season renewal) and Daredevil, but now, they’ve reportedly teamed up with Academy Award-winning screenwriter and producer John Ridley for another new project.
EW was first to report the news, but unfortunately couldn’t get any details on what Ridley will be adapting. It’s possible that it’s the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff announced last week, as the site’s sources claim that Ridley’s deal involves “reinventing an existing Marvel superhero character or property for ABC.” However, they note that this new show may be in addition to whatever S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff is in the works. At this point, we just don’t know.
With thousands of characters to choose from the in the Marvel pantheon, it’s impossible to guess what Ridley may be working on. Judging by his resume, however, the project may take on diversity and focus on some of the more “grounded” corners of the MCU that Marvel is exploring in Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. That’s mere conjecture on my part though, so we’ll just have to await further details before going too far down that rabbit hole.