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Possibly Too-Good-To-Be-True Rumor of the Day: Marvel Putting Together A Ton Of New TV Shows

Marvel might be putting together four new TV shows, you say? And a miniseries? For a total of 60 new episodes? Man, I’m not sure what show I want them to—*coughAgentCartercough*

This is the rumor-iest of rumors: It comes from Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, who says no one at Marvel Studios will breathe a word of it lest Disney come along and take their firstborn child. It could be that Marvel’s planning something so awesome that utmost secrecy is required. Or it could be nothing at all. Says Andreeva:

“I hear that Marvel 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, with Netflix, Amazon and WGN America rumored as potential candidates. Feelers had been sent out, and I hear there’s already interest from digital platforms and traditional cable networks in the package, which I hear is in very early stages with very little talent attached. Reps for Marvel refused any comment.”

Rumor though this may be, it does make sense. Agents of SHIELD is doing well in the ratings, and it doesn’t exactly take a leap of imagination to say that Disney/Marvel will want to do another show. And this rumor dovetails nicely with the one that Marvel is “working on the concept for a potential TV series” about Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell‘s up for it, nudge nudge Marvel). As for planning multiple shows at once, well, that is Marvel’s modus operandi when it comes to movies. Going to Netflix or Amazon would take the shows out of the Disney family, but Disney and  Netflix have made deals before.

So, basically, though the numbers of shows and episodes being worked on might be off here, it’s completely with in the realm of possibility that the general gist of this story—Marvel is working on multiple shows for streaming platforms—is true. After all, to paraphrase Zoolander, streaming-only shows are so hot right now.

Let’s engage in a bit of wish fulfillment and say, yes, this is true, Marvel Studios is doing four shows and one miniseries. What do you want them to be? Which characters should get their due on the small screen, and who should hold out for a movie? And… go!

(via: Deadline)

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds a little too good to be true, although if the moneybags have decided SHIELD is doing well enough that they want to make a secondary venture I can see a bunch of pitches being made and then ONE of them being selected for production. And putting it on Netflix seems cost-saving, maybe? How are other Netflix shows doing? Or I think I remember hearing there was at least one.

  • Anonymous

    I seem to remember a while back they had announced adaptations of Alias, Mockingbird, and Cloak & Dagger. I wonder if they might give any of those another shot (though I think the former two allegedly had some problems since they had supporting characters Marvel wanted to save for movies).

  • Rebecca Pahle

    House of Cards and Orange is the New Black did great. Tons of viewers, Emmy nominations, the whole nine yards. Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove did less well, but Netflix as a whole is still kicking ass and taking names.

  • TKS

    What Marvel shows would I like to see?

    Young Avengers
    Heroes for Hire
    She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

  • Katie Frederick

    *not going to get hopes up not going to get hopes up*

    Definitely Heroes for Hire. That’s one concept a lot of people were guessing when it was originally announced there’d be a Marvel show. I could also see Runaways as a TV show.

  • Hannele Kormano

    I just hope things don’t get too diluted and convoluted! So far, every episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has found it necessary to name-check some plot-point of the movies, and the oh-so-poignant wink-wink-nudge-nudge is getting a little old, a little too much like the comics.

    How long until we see [* The Amazing Phlebotinum S7E8 -Ed] at the bottom of the screen? Until they find it necessary to reconcile the comic and movie verses in some infinite media climax, where you need to simultaneously read and watch and play a friggin video game because why not, to be able to understand everything that happens?

  • Miss Cephalopod

    All of my yes for Young Avengers! Runaways too, though I doubt they’d do both. (But if they did, think of the crossovers *swoons*)

  • Nirali

    my fingers are crossed

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  • ACF

    Heroes for Hire, in the vein of the recent series starring Misty.

  • Jake Brown

    Shows I would like to see
    1. Heroes for Hire, 2. Spider-woman Agent of Hydra, 3. She-Hulk attorney at Law which could have crossovers with my hope and dream 4. Daredevil.
    I think Marvel now has the rights to daredevil again, and I would like to see my favorite superhero on the small screen. Most of his villains are pretty low budget, ie the purple man, Gladiator, Bullseye, and I think it would really work, it’d be able to go into his Matt Murdock side alot and, like She-Hulk would involve courtroom drama. If any more marvel shows get made I’ll be extremely happy anyway.

  • theghostofpinchy

    I would want to see Daredevil or Heroes for Hire too!

  • TKS

    I’m holding out hope for a Carol Danvers movie. I would think that if a character got a TV show, they probably wouldn’t get a movie too. At least, that’s my suspicion.

  • Brittany K

    All I want is a Runaways tv show. Just make it happen, Marvel.

  • Mandy

    Top 3 shows I’d want to see:
    1. Peggy Carter
    2. Make that rumored AKA Jessica Jones detective drama show idea happen
    3. agreeing with others in that Heros for Hire would make some great TV. also I really want to see LUKE CAGE! (is that Old Spice guy still up for the role? NGL, I’d watch that.)

  • Emily Neenan

    1) Agent Carter (Mad Men plus X-Files)
    2) She-Hulk Attorney At Law (Boston Legal plus How I Met Your Mother) (with guest star Mark Ruffalo!!)
    3) Young Avengers (Buffy plus Leverage)