Now it would be perfectly understandable if you are totally unable to keep track of the number of Marvel television shows that are either on right now or upcoming, because I have to constantly refer to a list I made to keep it in my own head. Before jumping into the big news, let us refer to that list and remind ourselves of everything:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Halfway through the third season, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has managed to become a huge success after a slow start. With the introduction of the Inhuman race, there is a lot going for this show right now, and with so many other Marvel characters that just missed the cut for the films, there is a lot they can still do!
With a second season, which was in doubt for some time, about to start, Agent Carter is receiving a lot of hype right now. With Peggy moving to Hollywood, and Madame Masque set to become the main villain of the season, there is a lot going for this show as well.
Another show with a second season not far away, the first of the Marvel/Netflix shows was named one of the best shows of 2015 by... pretty much everyone. The first season was incredible, and was praised for a number of reasons, including the depth they went into with the villain, the brilliant fight scenes, and the moral issues raised.
Take a look at the Season 2 trailer:
The newest Marvel show, Jessica Jones was really something different. Even darker and grittier than Daredevil, it introduced us to Jessica, Luke Cage and Patsy Walker, all famous Marvel characters. It also starred David Tennant as Purple Man (a.k.a. Kilgrave) – one of the most terrifying villains ever. He was amazing and scary, and the show was incredible in showing how Jessica finally tracked him down.
With a first season coming this year, Luke Cage is set to be amazing. Mike Colter really nailed the role in Jessica Jones, and even though we know very little about it so far, you can bet it will match up to the first two shows. We expect to see Luke living in Hell's Kitchen as he takes on another expertly crafted Marvel villain, and hopefully get to see him called Power Man by someone.
Iron Fist was almost cancelled, or so we thought. But it is definitely back on, and expected to come before the end of this year, even though we still don't know who the titular character will be played by! This may be the only Marvel/Netflix series not to take place in Hell's Kitchen, New York. Danny Rand (Iron Fist) is normally found in the mystical land of K'un L'un, where his martial arts training occurs.
And then they all come together. I'm so excited to see Jessica and Luke meeting Matt, and if you throw Danny in there, then it is just going to be amazing. Apart from seeing them all come together, the most exciting thing about this show is that Marvel are going to need to send in a big villain for it to take all four of these guys.
Marvel's Most Wanted
With a pilot order just announced, this Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this spin-off features Lance Hunter and Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird) has fans feeling conflicted. Many think that Agents will be weakened without the characters, while others do not think the two of them can carry a show alone. Personally, I am really excited, though I'm not sure what they will be doing, and what possible reason they could have for leaving S.H.I.E.L.D.
This was announced just a couple of months ago. A sitcom being developed by ABC, Damage Control is set around a team of normal people living in a world full of superheroes, and being forced to deal with the ramifications of all the battles that the heroes have. While mostly just for fun, it is expected that we will see what it would really be like to live in this world for a normal person.
John Ridley Marvel Project?
The Twelve Years a Slave and American Crime writer has been working on a very secret Marvel project for some time, but some new details emerged just recently about it. While at the Winter TCA's, Ridley said about the project:
“You look at Jessica Jones, and [Marvel’s] doing an interesting job of integrating [social consciousness]. I would say in general, graphic novels, their reason for existence is a little different. It’s about wish fulfillment, whether you’re talking about Peter Parker, a young, misunderstood kid trying to figure out his way; if you’re talking about Bruce Wayne, a man who’s dealing with the loss of his parents; whether you’re talking about Clark Kent, an orphan who’s trying to figure out what he’s meant to do without the guidance of his parents.
That’s not unusual for the graphic novel space, so I would just say I hope that I would bring an appropriate amount of reflective sensibility to whatever project I may or may not be involved with in the Marvel universe. But I do want it to be entertaining in its own right. American Crime is its own thing; I hope to continue with American Crime. I would relish the opportunity to work in spaces where it really is about straight entertainment.”
While that seems rather unclear, it seems that his project will look into society quite a lot, which... doesn't really narrow down the options for what it could be. However, in April, Entertainment Weekly reported that he is:
"reinventing an existing Marvel superhero character or property for ABC."
So it doesn't look like Ridley's show will be another non-hero show such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter or Damage Control. It will actually have a superhero in it!
But What About the New One?
But anyway, right onto the new show that has just been announced! ABC is apparently working on a second comedy for Marvel. Also at the Winter TCA's, ABC Entertainment President Paul Lee revealed the show was being talked about, and while he didn't spill any details about name or plot, he did say that "in the long term, we'd love it to be on ABC." He also said that:
"We definitely want to do Marvel comedies as well as dramas and of course, as you know, we supply lots of dramas to Netflix,"
He also said that Damage Control was set for this season, which means it should be premiering in September or October. This means that casting news for it should be coming relatively soon!
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