ABC have revealed that they expect to air the pilot episodes of the much anticipated Marvel Comics adaptations of The Incredible Hulk and AKA Jessica Jones by the next season - meaning we can expect to see the two come to TV screens fall 2012.
Below are comments from ABC President Paul Lee, where he revealed ABC’s plans during the Television Critics Association press tour:
“We’re extremely excited by having Marvel in the fold. We’ve developing aggressively both AKA Jessica Jones and The Hulk. Hopefully we’ll have two very good choices to look at around the pilot season next year.”
On the direction of the new Hulk series, Lee reportedly has stated that the series will be created to fall into the “family entertainment” category.
IGN has quoted him as saying:
“Family entertainment, Hulk is a classic example of it. You remember No Ordinary Family wasn’t our best moment and yet it was the highest co-viewing [family] show of the year. So I absolutely think there’s room. I think Charlie’s Angels is an example of it. I think Last Man Standing is an example of It, for great family entertainment. And that’s a sort of wider band around our central target.”
I’m not entirely sure what to make of the “family entertainment” branding. Del Toro did say that this was going to be a different take on the Green Goliath than we’ve ever seen before, but I was expecting something darker.
I’m just hoping these two fare better than Wonder Woman…