As if a show for the new jacket-and-yoga pants Wonder Woman wasn’t enough, Marvel and ABC are developing a TV return for the Incredible Hulk. The last time he had a TV show it was the 1970s, Bill Bixby was a thing, and the best thing you could do was tear up Lou Ferrigno’s pajama pants and spraypaint him green.
Hulk is one of two projects that are priorities at Marvel Television, Marvel Studio’s TV division, which has been keeping a low profile since Jeph Loeb (writer of comic hits like “Batman: Back to the Well Again”) took the reins. The second hot property is Cloak and Dagger, which is being developed as a possible show for ABC Family. In case you were wondering, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger is about teens using supernatural powers to fight drug dealers and has nothing to do with teens using video games to defeat spies.
Worst case scenario: We get a terrible Hulk show starring a quality actor asked only to play “mad,” it gets canceled, and five years later they try again. Best case scenario: we say nuts to the Incredible Hulk and make five-to-five thousand seasons of a Fin Fang Foom show.