*ABC wants more of John Ridley.
While his anthology series “American Crime” has not been a breakout hit, the network likes his work and has signed up the Oscar winning writer of “12 Years a Slave” to team with Marvel on a new TV series, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The deal supposedly has Ridley reinventing an existing Marvel superhero character or property for ABC—but all sides are staying quiet on exactly which title Ridley is adapting.
This comes on the heels of EW breaking the news that Marvel and ABC are also developing a spinoff series to “The Avengers” tie-in “Agents of SHIELD.”
Ridley is an executive producer of ABC’s acclaimed midseason drama “American Crime” and also a writer/producer on the 2016 big-screen update of “Ben Hur.”