Three new live-action television series are in the works at Marvel Studios, is reporting. After Disney acquired the studio, Jeph Loeb, who has previously worked on such shows as ‘Lost,’ ‘Heroes,’ ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Smallville,’ was appointed to run the television division. He decided to bring the three series, based on Marvel superheroes, to the small screen.

It’s believed that ABC is already developing a show based on ‘The Incredible Hulk.’ While the other two haven’t been publicly discussed as much, Slashfilm is also speculating that Marvel is going to adapt ‘Cloak & Dagger’ for ABC Family. It’s also rumored that ‘The Punisher’ is also going to be developed into a cable series.

Of the Disney and Marvel merge, Disney CEO Robert Iger has said “(With Marvel) we’ve taken back distribution, or bought back distribution from (Viacom Inc.’s) Paramount, for some critical franchises…We’re developing three live-action series for ABC and ABC Family.”

Written by: Karen Benardello

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By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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