Stan Lee died earlier this month but his superhero ideas live on. The B-Team, an idea from the Marvel Comics icon, is being adapted by a South Korean production company.
Studio Invictus is developing a live-action TV series based on Lee’s idea of a group of B-list superheroes fighting against the mad scientist that created them.
The series is expected to produce two versions, one for Korea and one for China, to launch in 2020.
The company will work closely with China’s Camsing International, which bought Lee’s POW! Entertainment in 2017, and JYP Pictures. The series is being written by Kang Eun-kyung, the writer behind series such as Bread, Love and Dreams and What’s With This Family.
It comes after Camsing vowed to push on with the development of Stan Lee IP. Shane Duffy, CEO of POW! Entertainment, said, “Through careful planning with Stan, we are confident his vision will continue to be recognized through our current and future Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment projects…The Group will firmly push forward the development of Stan Lee IP and strive to integrate Stan Lee elements with oriental tradition to realize Mr. Stan Lee’s great vision.”
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