It’s upfronts week, and we’ve already gotten a look at the upcoming fall schedules for NBC, Fox, and ABC. However, we’ve now got word on a couple of comic book series that weren’t on any of said schedules. A Hulk television series has been in development at ABC for a while with Guillermo del Toro onboard as executive producer. ABC president Paul Lee had this to say regarding Hulk:
“Hulk is in development. It wasn’t going to be ready this season, but we hope it’s going to be ready for next season.”
With word that Marvel might be planning a new Hulk movie with Mark Ruffalo following the stellar reaction to the character/Ruffalo’s performance in The Avengers, many wondered what this meant for the TV series. It sounds like ABC is very much still game for the show, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a Hulk movie is held until the studio sees how the TV series fares. Hit the jump for more, including word on The Punisher TV series.
Guillermo Del Toro is currently making the press rounds to promote his new book The Night Eternal, which is the final installment in his and Chuck Hogan‘s The Strain trilogy of vampire novels. In a recent interview with Wired, Del Toro provided updates on his upcoming movie Pacific Rim, his horror video game inSane, his Hulk TV series, and The Haunted Mansion. Hit the jump for more on all of these projects.
Famed comic author Jeph Loeb announced Marvel Television’s upcoming slate at this year’s Comic-Con. The in-development programs include live-action series Aka Jessica Jones (the comic series Alias), The Hulk, Cloak and Dagger, Mockingbird, animated series for Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., Ultimate Spider-Man and online serials adapting first 25 issues of Joss Whedon’s The Astonishing X-Men.
Not all of the programs in development will reach the airwaves, but several, including Spider-Man and X-Men have already been greenlit. All of the animated shows have networks attached, ABC family for Cloak and Dagger and Mockingbird and Disney XD for Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Ultimate Spider-Man. Astonishing X-Men will be digitally distributed through Marvel Knight’s official website. Read on for the details.