Joss Whedon’s Avengers inspires a TV series

ABC and Marvel in talks for an Avengers Assemble universe TV drama.

Avengers Assemble Thor Chris Hemsworth
Avengers Assemble Thor Chris Hemsworth
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain America (Chris Evans) in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble

According to Deadline, Marvel Studios’ TV division is in talks with ABC to develop a live action drama series set in the same universe as Joss Whedon‘s Avengers Assemble.

Among the ideas being explored is a “high end cop show” – which doesn’t bode well for FX’s long-stalled Powers pilot – and the show will try to capture “some of the themes and feel” but may not feature any characters. However, it’s worth pointing out that given that ABC and Guillermo del Toro have been working on an Incredible Hulk TV show for quite some time, so the possibility of Bruce Banner popping up could well be on the cards.

Described as “a kernal of an idea”, there’s a long road between here and us actually seeing something, but it’s hard not to get excited.