It’s a pretty obvious concept, but one that doesn’t work nearly as often as it should. If a franchise is a hit on the big screen, it should work on TV. Right?
Well, not always, and for every long-running Stargate SG-1 and critically acclaimed Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, there are more than a few failed projects that never even make it out of the development phase or crash and burn once they do.
But with Marvel taking things seriously and bringing the Avengers universe to ABC’s fall schedule with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we have a few more ideas for franchises we’d like to see on the small screen.
So while we wait to see what Joss Whedon is cooking up with the Marvel universe, here are 11 more franchises that could be a good fit for TV (and how we think they could work).