‘Hulk’ TV Series Hopes to Debut on ABC in 2013

ABC President Paul Lee reveals that a new dramatic series based on the popular comic book is still in development.
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‘Hulk’ TV Series Hopes to Debut on ABC in 2013

Hulk in development for 2013 http://movieweb.com/abc-announces-2012-2013-fall-schedule/ABC announced its upcoming 2012-2013 fall schedule today, and with it came some exciting news for Marvel's The Avengers fans. The proposed The Incredible Hulk TV series reboot, which we first heard about way back in November of 2010, is still in development.

Guillermo del Toro is attached to this hour long drama as a producer, and its been given a bump of enthusiasm by the Hulk's appearance in this summer's billion dollar movie Marvel's The Avengers.

This is what ABC president Paul Lee said while announcing the rest of ABC's impending slate.

"Hulk is in development. It wasn't going to be ready this season but we hope it's going to be ready for next season."

About other Marvel properties coming to ABC via the small screen, Lee had this to say.

"We're immensely proud to be a company with Marvel's The Avengers. We're going to continue to develop aggressively. We've got some in development, but none that I can talk about at this point."

Its too early to tell what this means for a third Hulk stand-alone film, and its highly unlikely that Mark Ruffalo will star in this small screen adaptation. ABC is owned by Walt Disney, the company behind Marvel Studios. A TV series based on The Punisher is also said to be in the works for ABC TV.

Would anyone frown at a Teen Hulk on ABC Family?

Sources:THR

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  • Anthony-D-Yelistro • 3 years ago

    YOU GUYS ARE FORGETING ABOUT THE VILLAINS!!!

    these are some villains that SHOULD BE in the tv series. :)

    1. The leader

    2. the gargoyle

    3. The abomination

    4. absorbing man

    5. zzzax

    6. half ife

    7. The madman

    8. Ravage

    9. flux

    and many more. . . .

    a tv series can fit up too as many villains you want.

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    • Anthony-D-Yelistro • 3 years ago

      i think it whould be really incredible to have hulk tv series. Because HULK IS A BIG GUY AND DISSERVES A BIGGER THING. big guys must have Big things. AND ALSO FOR A MOVIE YOU CAN ONLY FIT no more than 3 villains. BUT FOR A TV SERIES YOU CHOULD ESTABLISH AND PUT AS MANY VILLAINS AS YOU WANT.

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      • Juicy1 • 3 years ago

        Yes, I would love the HULK TV Show to show the hulk as a teenager in high school and action figure toys for the show.

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        • shuabert • 3 years ago

          I can see it working if it sticks to the more traditional Hulk formula of having him travel around, meeting different people and helping them, and he only becomes Hulk for a small portion of each episode. Otherwise the budget will just be too large for TV, especially if they try to get Rufallo for the role (which I think is unlikely).

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          • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

            @skywise I know. It just wouldn't work out well.

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            • skywise • 3 years ago

              @themoviefanatic your right, it just wouldnt look like Hulk.

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              • jonspidey07 • 3 years ago

                the third TV series

                after the Bill Bixby series and the 90s cartoon I hope that they can air this for a while otherwise the Hulk franchise itself might as well slit its own wrists while it's still ahead

                let's face it, the movies havent really been praised as great works

                Ang Lee's version tanked critically despite lots of money, and the Louis Leterrier one was better received but for some reason tanked financially

                strange.....

                anyways, high hopes for Hulk's return to television

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                • cupid • 3 years ago

                  @instead8909 Forget those guys, Smallville was awesome!

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                    @2movieguys He'll be the security guard.

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                    • 2movieguys • 3 years ago

                      REALLY!! Bill Bixby is rolling in his grave.! I wonder how Lou Ferrigno feels about this!??!

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                      • vampire2000 • 3 years ago

                        Hmmm... Not sure how I feel about this, honestly.

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                        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

                          @skywise Honestly, i think that the Hulk would look tacky that way, if they had someone look like the Hulk, the same way that Hellboy's character was put together with make-up for the Hellboy movies.

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                          • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                            Lay off of Smallville, I know quite a number of people didn't like it but you don't have to go there again.

                            I enjoyed for what it was and that's all.

                            Give the green giant a film career, TV wouldn't do it justice.

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                            • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 3 years ago

                              @Alan-Solares -- Agreed. Smallville was a complete joke from the start, and it winded up being a joke that didn't die. Thanks to schoolgirls and cougars, the show lasted 8-10 seasons.

                              I guess this is just another attempt at a prank.

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                              • phatalphd • 3 years ago

                                this could be very dope....they better be using CGI though, no one wants to see someone painted green smashing stuff. Spend the money and do it right, and you'll make the money back with ratings and dedicated fans. Who wouldnt want to see the hulk every week?

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                                • skywise • 3 years ago

                                  @themoviefanatic he doesnt HAVE to be CGI'd. Look at what Del Toro did on Hellboy. there will probably be 2 actos like the old series one the scientist and then with prosthetics the other.....i have faith it could work but i think that people might be getting burned out of all these different Hulk incarnations as one person mentioned below

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                                  • skywise • 3 years ago

                                    when people start throwing names around like, Guillermo del Toro i take notice. If anyone can do it he can.

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                                    • incmob • 3 years ago

                                      will end up in the same spot as... birds of prey, witchblade, blade, wonderwoman and aquaman. This is not the 70's anymore... it may have worked well for that time frame, but not for now. plus, on top of that it would be the fourth hulk in a matter of 9 years span.

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                                      • mka47 • 3 years ago

                                        of course it would be abc

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                                        • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                                          *sniff sniff*

                                          Smells like cancellation.

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