Marvel is Plotting 4 New TV Shows and 1 Mini-Series for Cable and VOD

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Marvel Comics LogoDamn. We all knew Marvel was ambitious and liked to look years ahead when it comes to their properties, but are they really planning 4 new TV shows and 1 mini-series?

It would appear so, at least according to Deadline.

Apparently flushed from their success on TV with ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD”, the studio that gave us “The Avengers” and “Captain America” and the like are preparing “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”.

Some of the video-on-demand outlets being mentioned as potential homes for this 60-episode package include Netflix, Amazon and WGN America. By the use of the word “package”, I take that to mean ALL of the shows/mini-series will be given to just one outlet, and not spread out in, for example, 4 different networks. Which is actually not such a bad idea. One home for all their TV shows means the ability to cross-pollinate, something Marvel does oh so well.

And that’s about all anyone knows so far.

So, one of those TV shows has got to be previously announced “Agent Carter” TV series starring Hayley Atwell, right? Or maybe that might work better as a mini-series. I would actually prefer a mini-series. That way they could jack up the budget instead of having to save it for a whole season.

Who else would you guys like to see from the Marvel universe battling it out in their own TV Show? The Punisher? Iron Fist? Hero For Hire?

Marvel Comic Book Universe Characters

Don’t fight, boys, you’ll all get your own shows — eventually!

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Punisher!!! Done in an Arrowesque way!
    If done right Blade would also not be a bad idea.
    And gasp if at all possible and alternate anti hero version of Venom!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      YES to all of these except Venom, simply because we just rebooted Spiderman, and having a show of a character tied to another character without that other character doesn’t usually work.
      The Spike Blade tv sghow was decent, just needed a better actor. I say put all of these on Spike, FX, AMC or whatever.

      Punisher and DD are MADE for serilization! As is a Heroes for Hire show. Blade with Michael Jai White starring would also work really well as a show, as would Moon Knight.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        THat’s why I said Alternate Venom. There are so many versions of characters in the comics, why not in the media as well?
        Keep Villain Venom for Spiderman movies, but use anti-hero Venom for tv show.

  • Jose Filion

    Gambit would be a cool show by himself – I don’t know if that would work because Fox owns X-men Characters (does it only owe the character through movies?)

    Silver Surfer would be cool also.

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    Namor

    besides punisher, DD and Iron fist

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      the first few you mentioned would all be Fox owned so a no go.
      Heroes for Hire would work
      Maybe even Moon Knight

  • Anubis

    Heroes for Hire
    Power Man & Iron Fist

    Done like a buddy cop show starring Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I could so see that, but I want White for Blade! Throw in a bulked up Boris Kodjoe (Undercovers, Resident Evil movies) for Cage and I’m good.

  • McGygas

    Stop it Stop it!!

  • moran

    Alpha Flight… bring it to Canada!

  • Sauron

    Punisher for sure. I would also like to see Daredavil and i know it is probably not possible but the story of Thanos is just … mindblowing.

  • RandomB5

    They should do the Squadron Supreme miniseries, back from the mid-80s. This would be awesome to see as a miniseries on the small screen.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    Howling Commandos during world war II post Cap’s freezing would also make a damn good show!