News from ABC’s President
May 15, 2012 by Leave a Comment
At the network upfronts this week president Paul Lee stated the adaptation of the Marvel Comics series wasn’t ready this development cycle but is optimistic the Guillermo del Toro effort will be ready next year.
The Hollywood Reporter reports from the up fronts…
The network’s entertainment president told reporters Tuesday during a conference call ahead of his formal upfront presentation to Madison Avenue ad buyers in New York that he’d still like to “see some Marvel projects come to television. “Hulk is in development,” he confirmed. “It wasn’t going to be ready this season but we hope it’s going to be ready for next season.”
With Disney distributing box office hit The Avengers, Lee touted the corporate synergy and expressed optimism that he plans to expand its superhero slate. “We’re immensely proud to be a company with The Avengers,” he said. “We’re going to continue to develop aggressively.”
Pressed for details, Lee remained mum only noting, “We’ve got some in development, but none that I can talk about at this point.”