Marvel + ABC = a new TV series set in The Avengers universe

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Dec 17, 2012

If you weren't excited enough about that Guillermo Del Toro Hulk TV series that's coming down the pipeline, now comes word that Marvel is eyeing partnering up with ABC for a new TV project set in the world of The Avengers.

According to Deadline:

After scoring huge at the box office with its Avengers movie, Marvel is looking to explore the mythology on the small screen too. I've learned that Marvel's TV division is in conversation with ABC and ABC Studios about doing a drama series in the Avengers world. I hear that the connection to the Avengers franchise would be light as the project is expected to be set in the universe and feature some of its themes and feel, but may not include any characters from Joss Whedon's blockbuster. I hear the project is in a nascent stage, described as "a kernel of an idea," with a number of scenarios being explored, including a high-concept cop show. Marvel has already given the Avengers the animated treatment with Disney XD's The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and the upcoming Avengers Assemble.

The concept sounds to us an awful lot like that Item 47 short Marvel has put together for its upcoming The Avengers DVD/Blu-ray release.

We're being told that there's a ''number of scenarios being explored,'' but we can already tell you that, personally, we're not keen on that "high-concept cop show" they are considering. At all.

And since Marvel has a track record of announcing TV projects that have long since fallen by the wayside (like this one here), we guess we'll actually have to see this one to believe it. And that could take something like years before we even see it (if it even happens, of course).

What do you guys think? What kind of concept do you think Marvel and ABC should develop for that TV drama series set in the Avengers world?

(via Bleeding Cool)