Over the course of the past year, Marvel Television has been steadily adding to their roster, with two of the five Netflix series having been released, and the third going into production. Whereas over at ABC, two more pilots were ordered for potential shows – Marvel’s Most Wanted (which has since added to its cast) and Damage Control. And it was later revealed by Paul Lee, who at the time was the ABC Studios President, that there’d been discussions of another Marvel sitcom, although there was never any official information released regarding that potential series. So, it shouldn’t be all that surprising that while at the Daredevil season two premiere this past week, Jeph Loeb hinted at multiple projects being in development for Marvel Television.
“It never stops,” Loeb told ComicBook.com at the Daredevil Season Two premiere. “We have, in one way or the other, there’s nine or ten shows that are going.” That may seem like a lot to keep track of, and it is, he admitted. “They’re going on in my brain. The idea is, much like when I was doing television and writing comics at the same time, it’s about telling stories, and making sure we are telling the best stories that we can.”
Now, at first, nine or ten shows may seem like a lot. However, let’s look at shows that have been revealed to be in development, with The Defenders being the only one certain to go to series. (After all, it was included in the package deal with Marvel and Netflix.)
- The Defenders
- Marvel’s Most Wanted
- Damage Control
- John Ridley’s Untitled Project
- Untitled 2nd Marvel Sitcom
- The Punisher
That makes for six series that we know are in development, in addition to Daredevil, Jessica Jones (which will be getting a 2nd season), Agent Carter, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Taking all of that into consideration, nine to ten doesn’t sound too crazy. Especially when you consider that these shows will more than likely be spread out if they actually come to fruition.
What we know for sure is that the next series set to go into production will be Iron Fist, the fourth series in the Netflix and Marvel deal. We already know that Finn Jones has been cast as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, and that Scott Buck will serve as showrunner. We also know that they are looking to include Colleen Wing, Shang-Chi, and a few others into the series, which will kick off production next month. And if Clark Gregg, aka Phil Coulson, gets his way, it may be the first of the Netflix shows to actually crossover with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
Loeb has previously stated that he’d have to find a way to get Gregg on Iron Fist as the actor is a huge fan of the character, but while at the Daredevil premiere, he went on to talk about the actual promise he made the actor.
“Before I get done, I have to make sure that Clark Gregg and Iron Fist get together,” said Loeb. “I’m not saying Agent Coulson — Clark Gregg has actually made me promise that he gets to meet Iron Fist. He’s a gigantic Iron Fist fan.”
With multiple Marvel television projects in varying stages of development, we’ve created a breakdown of all of those projects which you can keep up with here. For now, you can watch the second half of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s third season on ABC on Tuesday nights, and catch the first seasons of both Jessica Jones and Daredevil on Netflix now, with the latter’s second season hitting next week.