Avengers TV Series? (Mania.com)

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Monday, July 30, 2012
Source: SFX

Marvel and US TV network ABC are currently batting round ideas for an Avengers-related TV series, according to Deadline.

And if it ever does happen (because at the moment it sounds like it’s at the “swapping ideas over lunch” stage) it’s unlikely to feature the Avengers, but rather just be set in the same universe. Deadline says a “a number of scenarios being explored, including a high-concept cop show.”

Of course, ABC is also developing a Hulk TV series with Guillermo de Toro (again, it far from a – ahem – green light at the moment), which sold also be slotted into the shared universe, though you have to wonder if del Toro would want his project hamstrung by having to play to Marvel’s rules.

You also have to wonder if the Marvel One-Shot short film on The Avengers Blu-ray, Item 47, about a SHIELD clean-up squad, is being considered as a kind of back-door pilot, or at least as an example of what can be done in the Marvel shared universe without breaking the bank.