Jeph Loeb On The Relationship Between Marvel And ABC

Marvel Television has its hands in many major stations and streaming services, such as FX, Fox, Netflix, Hulu, Freeform, and most importantly, ABC. In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Jeph Loeb addressed the relationship between Marvel Studios and ABC television, explaining why some shows stay on the channel and some go elsewhere.

“Absolutely. Absolutely. Obviously these aren’t things I can talk about. But look, as it is with every single one of the networks that we have gotten with that this is with, and whether it’s Fox or it’s FX or it’s Freeform, or it’s Hulu, or it’s Netflix, ABC is always going to be our mothership. It is a Disney-owned network. We are a Disney-owned corporation and we’re a good fit for each other.”

It’s exciting that even though he couldn’t talk about them, we know that there are more collaborations on the way from the two companies. Loeb went on to discuss how ideas for television series’ are brought to ABC, but then it is up to the television studio to accept it or turn it away and this is why they go to other channels/ streaming services.

“I think people confuse the fact that we go to other networks as a sign that we’re not on ABC. The truth of the matter is that those shows weren’t appropriate for us to be on ABC. How do we know that? We talk to ABC and we talk about what is it that you’re looking for? What [ABC] got excited about Marvel’s Inhumans was the family drama aspect of it and the possibilities of something that had a big epic feel to it, but at the same time something that was small and intimate enough that they could get an audience hooked on it and so that’s where we started.”

Reassurance on this subject is greatly appreciated, because Marvel and ABC have proven to be a solid team, though we’ll see if that opinion changes after Inhumans debuts. Be sure to stay tuned for updates on all things Marvel and ABC!

What do you guys think? What upcoming projects would you like to see from the two studios? If you’ve seen the IMAX release of Inhumans, what’s your opinion on it? Let us know in the comments as well as on our Twitter and Instagram!

Source: Heroic Hollywood