MARVEL Working On 4 TV Series And A Miniseries For Cable And Streaming
Marvel is doing well with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC. Everyone involved with the show has hinted that if it was well received then we would probably start to see a lot more TV shows based on comic book properties. A few weeks ago rumors started circulating about an Agent Carter series based on the recent short starring Hayley Atwell. Deadline is reporting that Marvel may be a little farther along on the developing new shows front than we had originally though.
Deadline is reporting that Marvel‘s secrecy as at an all-time high, but they were able to learn that the company is quietly putting together a package of “four drama series and a miniseries- a total of some 60 episodes- that would be taken out to the VOD and cable space.” Right now Netflix, Amazon and WGN America are rumored as potential candidates to run the episodes. Obviously cable networks and digital platforms are very interested in what Marvel is working on, so there is a place for the shows out there.
The Agent Carter show is the only thing we’ve really heard about as of late. It’s entirely possible ABC would want that as well, but it could also be the miniseries that’s being worked on. I can see Hayley Atwell agreeing to a 6-12 episode mini so she can still do movies, but she may be willing to do a full series. Marvel recently reacquired the rights to Daredevil and Punisher, and those would be ripe for TV exploration too. There has been an AKA Jessica Jones series “in the works” for years. Maybe Marvel will finally get that off the ground. Brian Michael Bendis did say that he was working on a secret TV project a month ago. Could this be what the writer was referring to? We’ll just have to wait and see. With Netflix‘s success with shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, Marvel getting in on the streaming trend is a good idea. Since this is all “in development,” we’ll have to wait and see where the cards fall. What do you think about Marvel‘s new focus on TV?
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Source : Deadline