Last year we learned that an hour-long series focusing on Marvel‘s superheroines was in development. The series was going to be penned by Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg and was said to focus on lesser-known characters. However, according to Deadline, the series is not going to pilot at ABC.
It’s unclear why the series will not be going to pilot, nor what characters were supposed to be involved with it. Details are very, very slim, as Marvel and Disney are one to do. There’s a chance the series could be re-worked and presented again to ABC. For now, the series is dead.
News of this cancellation gave me mixed emotions. For one, it just seemed like a gut punch that Hollywood continues to struggle with women. How is it that these characters can’t get a foothold in anywhere? There’s been a bunch of cancellations already! However, there are more projects on the way we can look forward to. Specifically from Marvel we have Captain Marvel and a Black Widow film in production. There’s also a Spider-Man spin-off film featuring Spider-Gwen, Silk and Spider-Woman, and children’s series. So not everything is bad.
Additionally, it would be better if the series were produced and written by women. We need the same diversity behind the scenes as we do on the screen. The only way to do that is to hire women. While Heinberg is under contract to produce a series with Jeph Loeb, maybe he’ll be better suited elsewhere? Better yet, maybe they can bring back Agent Carter and keep things going with her. There’s some options!
What do you think of the news? Are you as disappointed as we are? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more superheroine news.
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