ABC working on 'Incredible Hulk' TV series
October 15th, 2010
11:15 AM ET

ABC working on 'Incredible Hulk' TV series

Looks like Wonder Woman may have some competition when she makes her way back to the small screen. Following recent reports that the Amazing Amazon is returning to TV comes the news that ABC is working on a series about "The Incredible Hulk."

According to Deadline.com, the show starring the big green monster is one of several superhero-oriented shows that Marvel Television has pitched to ABC. No actors are yet attached to the live-action project about physicist Bruce Banner, who transforms into the Hulk when angry.

As comic book fans know, this isn't the first time the character has gotten the screen treatment.

Besides CBS's popular 1978-82 "Incredible Hulk" TV series featuring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno, there have also been two "Hulk" films – a 2003 version starring Eric Bana and a 2008 reboot with Edward Norton in the title role. Mark Ruffalo will also go green for Marvel's upcoming "The Avengers" superhero-ensemble flick.


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  1. marquee.blogs.cnn.com

    Abc working on incredible hulk tv series.. He-he-he :)

    April 21, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gilberto Edwards

    I think the incredible hulk tv show might be a good idea because I wrote Del Toro a Letter about a actor they should cast is from Harry potter movie. For Bruce Banner is Danile Radcliffe as the lead for new Hulk Tv show.

    April 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gilberto Edwards

    Danile Radcliffe might be right for The role as Bruce Banner in new Hulk tv show radcilffe plays in harry potter.

    April 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gilberto Edwards

    Don t re-booted the new hulk tv show, because Edward Norton was in a re-boot movie in the hulk second movie based on the tv series, non sequel to the Ang Lee hulk. Edward Norton is the only actor that can play Bruce Banner than any other actor out their, like Bill Bixby.

    February 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Gilberto Edwards

    I heard they making another hulk tv show, this time it is mixture of pupperty and prosthecis and cgi. Nothing like the orignal hulk tv show in 70s. But a new bruce banner in his mid twenties, they should cast Edward Norton beside other actor because he looks like in his mid twenties.

    February 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Abe

    Finally there making the incredible hulk tv series again but the only problem is that it will be on ABC (which the channel was bought by disney)

    January 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mel brooks

    Bring back The Fall Guy and 6 Million Dollar Man. Lee Majors rules, and would be better 2 watch than all the reality krap that is currently on.

    October 15, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. james

    Thanks for the warning..ill stay far away from it. Dont you guys at ABC have a clue (ie: creativity)

    October 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ButtMunch

    I would like to see a Hulk show again only if they realy do it right, have him talk and fight other super powered people(heros & villians)...Also one of the former CHIPS stars is in jail for stealing money from investors

    October 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. johnrj08

    This show is really a stupid idea. After seeing this character in two major motion picture with massive production values and state-of-the-art cgi, nobody is going to watch a cheaper, episodic version. You can go from the George Reeves playing Superman on TV to Chris Reeve flying through the air in theaters, but you can't go in the opposite direction. The fact is, the original Hulk TV series with Bixby and Ferrigno was pretty cheesy by today's standards. Between that show and the Six Million Dollar Man, slow motion sequences just don't cut it anymore, and the CGI can't be nearly as good as what we got used to and even criticized in the feature film versions.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. moi

    Going by Hawaii-5-0 the Hulk project anew is a bad idea.
    While they're at it they can Re-Tool the show "Fridays" with Melanie Chartoff, and Michael Richards. It would be like Ray Romano being re-tooled to play the part of "Fish". God Bless Abe Vigoda.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. patrick

    Um abc shouldn't be trying to revamp a dead sitcom from the 70's when they have a visually and comparitivly better 80's mini series V that they were supposed to release the second season of next month but have pushed back to january which will only lead to it being cancelled due to noone remembering it from nine months prior

    October 15, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ralph

    They are probably thinking of doing because they can get the rights easily (or may already have the rights). Instead of negotiating for rights for another property, they will just use one they already have. That my friends is how decisions are made.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Organ-of-a-God

    Bring back Howdy Doody!! He can be a cyborg/Asgardian god hybrid, with an adamantium coating, plasma beam generators in his guns, and an atomic powered hat!. Are you listening to yourselves??? My God what’s next? Next there will be singing and dancing shows, featuring stars and ridiculous stuff like that...oh, wait, there are shows like that. Sigh…

    October 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. SouthernGaGirl

    Can the networks not think of some really good new shows? Instead they do a 'remake" of TV that was on twenty years ago and remaking movies. Get real, get some brain flow going with creativity and do something new for a change.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jinglewiggle

      Yeah, maybe some shows about funny animal tricks, or maybe shows with people singing each week, then get nothing out of it. Or maybe have a show about a bunch of people stuck on an island for years, and have everyone like it even though it is mindless. OR EVEN, have 1001 cooking shows, with people making the same thing over and over!!! YES!!

      October 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  16. DE

    If this series is remake, not only will it be a slap in the face to EP Kenneth Johnson, but it will be nails in the coffins of Bill Bixby and John Colvin (Mr. McGee)'s legacies, and to all of the fans who hold the 70's series in such high regard! Get a life ABC – get something new and ORIGINAL!

    October 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Salsafactory

    I think they should make an Ironman tv show but focus more on Starks darkside like all the womanizing and him bein a drunk lol...

    October 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Garydrinky

      ...oh wait. they already made a movie like that!! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      October 15, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. SM

    Not again. Stop with the remakes and bring back creativity in Hollywood for a change. Sigh.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  19. AllTyme

    Danny Trejo from "Machete" can be Ponch and carry a big-ass knife lmao

    October 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  20. STEVE

    Maybe the Hulk will actually speak and use articulated hand held weapons?.. I know, I know.. Stupid and far fetched. Never could happen. Maybe he'll grow a really unwarrented beard like Aquaman?.. Unlikely Lou Ferringno will make a cameo at some point either. Maybe Dr. Banner will have a really cute puppy as a traveling companion?.. The potential for this to be really,really bad is staggering.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  21. hirolla74

    Please don't re-boot Hulk for tv. It would be bad face for the original tv series from the 70s which I loved. Just because Hawaii 5-0 was remade, doesn't make every tv show re-done. You've already had your superhero series ie. Buffy Vampire Slayer, Heroes, Blade, etc. TV doesn't need another superhero series...they got the re-boot movie coming out for god's sake. Do a CHiPs remake with a little comedy in it. Make Ponch fresh off the border! LOL!

    October 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  22. AllTyme

    How about starting the old 90s x-men cartoon over after the final episode and keep it going?

    October 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Devyn

    I hope they keep the old music and cheesy sound effects.

    October 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  24. John Baker

    SORRY ABOUT THE TYPO.....THE LAYWERS WERE TALKING TO ME.
    HOW ABOUT BRINGING BACK CHIPS!!!!!!!!!!????????!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY PEOPLE BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Selfsatisfyer

      Bring back a show about two motorcycle cops, who let most people off, and have unrealistic adventures, involving women, crime, women, parties, women...NOT. DUMBBBBBBBBB show!

      October 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  25. John Baker

    HOW CHIPS PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!?????!!!!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  26. john

    Ok I agree with some comments others I don't . Bit sometimes I do have to point out stupidity .. Please excuse the errors in spelling as I am typing on a black berry. But the girl who never dies "clair bennit" real name "
    Hayden Panettiere" is not dead u Idiot! She has not killed her self and was just seen in public a month ago. And I am pretty sure she woukd not kill her self because
    JEPH LOEB was an internet bullyy

    October 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  27. BT

    If ABC does a Hulk series, how about giving credit where credit is due: To the movie; The Amazing Colossal Man (1957), as well as Frankenstein, Jekyll and Hyde, and The Beast of Yucca Flats (1961).

    October 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  28. GORILLAFINGERS!

    Ronnie Coleman for the next black hulk.....

    October 15, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  29. doggybender

    For @oh jeezz "I even read it in 'Comic-book guy's' voice". Reading things in a voice...hmmm...very interesting. NOT TO ME, but very interesting.

    October 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Johnny Carson

    Please, please, PLEASE do not post in ALL-CAPS. It is stupid and hard to read. Sheesh.

    October 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Kholland

    Why the Hulk? There are so many better comic book characters that could make far more interesting television shows than the Hulk. It's been done, try something new.

    October 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • mordrud

      ditto! Most boring "super hero" ever. Frankenstein called and he wants his shtick back.

      October 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      ITS BETTER COMPARED TO DR JECKYL AND MR HYDE THAN DR FRANKENSTEIN YOU NERD

      October 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. FKane

    Billy Bixby has played the best "Banner" EVER!! – nuff said

    October 15, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  33. cheefsfury

    GOOGLE GREG LAND TRACES FOR SOME LOLS

    October 15, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  34. Doggybender

    So let me get this straight..you are writing a story about a reboot of the Hulk, and you show a comic book picture of Skaar, the son of the Hulk??? Umm...nitwit?

    October 15, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  35. cheefsfury

    THEY ARE GOING TO PUT JEPH LOEB IN CHARGE OF THIS SO YOU NO ITS GOING TO BE REALLY BAD LIKE HIS HULK COMICS

    October 15, 2010 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Maybe they'll put Greg Land in charge and it'll be 24 but Jack Bauer will have his skin digitally turned green.

      October 15, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      I SWEAR IF ANY OF YOU INTERNET NERDS TRY TO DEFEND JEPH LOEB ON THIS FORUM YOU HAVE TO JUSTIFY THE ULTIMATES 3 TO ME AND EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THAT IS POSSIBLE GOOD ALSO JEPH LOEB IS THE REASON HEROS GOT CANCELLED HE MADE THE SHOW SO BAD THAT THE GIRL WHO NEVER DIES KILLED HERSELF IN REAL LIFE CUZ JEPH LOEB WAS AN INTERNET BULLY TO HER AND MADE FUN OFHER

      October 15, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • AnthonyC

      What girl are you referring to? Hayden Panettiere? If so you are very out of touch. Check IMDB and you will see that she's scheduled to be in Scream 4 as well as the remake of The Black Hole.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skimo

      Cheefsfury... You sound like someone who doesn't leave the basement. Plays endless hours of World of Warcraft or something.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      MY WORLD OF WARCRAFT ACCOUNT GOT BANNED BECUASE THE FATTY SWEATY INTERNET NERDS COUDLNT TAKE ME POINTING OUT HOW FAT THEY WERE AND I DONT LIVE IN A BASEMENT THIS PLACE IS A FLOOD ZONE AND SHE DIED I SAW HER DEAD ON HEROS WHEN SYLAR DID SOMETHING TO HER

      October 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • kkanine

      This is a HORRIBLE IDEA. Dear ABC: Cut the crap.

      October 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |

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