Ahead of the Disney+ Showcase at D23 Expo, TheHollywoodReporter has learned that a live-action series focusing on Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan is in development stages with British comedian Bisha K. Ali set to write and showrun.

Marvel is developing a live-action series for Disney+, its upcoming streaming service, based on its acclaimed comic Ms. Marvel, hiring British writer Bisha K. Ali to write and act as showrunner. Ali is a comedian who is currently a staff writer on Hulu’s remake of Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The latest incarnation, and the one the show will be focusing on, is a teenager named Kamala Khan. Khan broke ground by becoming Marvel’s first Muslim character to lead her own comics title. Her identity as a Pakistani-American living in a religious family in New Jersey whilst trying to find her own way has been a major focus of the stories. Her powers have been described as polymorphous, meaning she has the ability to stretch and change her shape.

Kamala Khan is a teenage Pakistan-American Muslim superhero that worships Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel as a bit of super-fan.

She could be yet another step towards giving fans Young Avengers or the New Avengers.

I would assume the series would be part of Phase 5, if it’s indeed part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is produced by Marvel Studios.

SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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