The Avengers is a bigger hit than Marvel even dared to dream. Of course they are planning a sequel along with the many standalone superhero movies, but the studio has to ask what else they can do with the property beyond the silver screen. It would be difficult to recreate the wonder of The Avengers on a television budget, but that doesn’t preclude Marvel from pursuing other stories in that setting. Deadline reports that Marvel’s Television has started a dialogue with ABC and ABC Studios about making a live-action drama series set in the Avengers universe. The project is in a very early stage of development and understandably may not include any of the superheroes. Marvel is reportedly exploring several possible scenarios, including a high-concept cop show.
Marvel TV is also developing a Hulk series which could premiere on ABC as early as next season. The animation division is very busy, juggling series based on The Avengers, Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, and X-Men. Hit the jump for ideas about what the series could be.