ABC Network is in early stages of development for a new TV version of The Incredible Hulk.
Deadline reports that Marvel, which was acquired by ABC’s parent Disney last year for $4 billion, launched Marvel Television in June with a goal to adapt its characters and stories to the small screen.
So far no writer is on board yet, so it’s very early days.
The best-known live version of the character created by Stan Lee/ Jack Kirby remains the CBS series that ran from 1978-82. Physicist Bruce Banner was played by Bill Bixby prior to his transformation into the green, bulked-up and raging giant personified by Lou Ferrigno (pictured).
On film he was played by Eric Bana and Edward Norton in two separate films. For the upcoming movie The Avengers, Mark Ruffalo wins the part.
The Hulk is the second major comic book character to be set for a new US series.
TV and DC Comics are developing a Wonder Woman series with David E. Kelley (The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal).