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Marvel Developing New TV Shows

It looks like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is just the beginning!

First, they dominated the box office with Marvel's The Avengers. Now, the company is looking to dominate TV ratings by boosting their presence on their small screen, too! According to Deadline, Marvel is working on a 60-episode package to sell. This package would include four series and one mini-series for video on demand and cable channels. The website claims feelers have been put out there and there's already interest from both digital and traditional cable networks. Rumored candidates include WGN America, Netflix and Amazon.

There have been previous reports that one of these potential shows could be an Agent Carter series. As you may recall, the one-shot on The Avengers blu-ray, Item 47, focused on S.H.I.E.L.D. and now there's an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series. Peggy Carter has her own short on the Iron Man 3 blu-ray there are reports that Marvel is considering moving forward with the premise.

What shows would you like to see Marvel move forward with, Viners? Heroes for Hire? Young Avengers? Daredevil? Runaways? Punisher? Cloak and Dagger? There's so many options, so you can bet we're pretty excited to see where this goes!

Source: Deadline

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Posted by kilon

moon knight would be my top choice.

Edited by tomchu

Daredevil + Runaways. PLEASE.

Posted by r3d_rob1n

Daredevil could work well as a tv series. Have Murdock do his legal stuff by day with supporting cast like Foggy, and then at night he takes out the trash

Posted by MannEffest


Oh god please, that would be amazingly funny!

Posted by Fallschirmjager

as long as they dont try to combine them into the movie universe, whatever is fine with me

Edited by Chris207

Nightstalkers...which would bring Blade back into the fold, and Alpha Flight!

Posted by fil123
@gor724 said:

Punisher on HBO. They don't have to fit him in the MCU, make it his own story, no other heroes, just about him. I feel like they can do that with a show easier than a movie. Other than that, I would love to see Daredevil on the big or small screen, done the right way.


punisher on HBO or showtime please ...not in tampa like the first movie please in nyc ,,,but like the original punisher war journal comic was...with microchip as backup the original micro not his son ...with kingpin also as the main boss sending assaind to kill the punisher ,,,, please cable tv marvel not abc ...and please the last two punisher movies had too much comedy ...nothing funny about the punisher ... if showtime did dexter with him tracking down a killer almost every episode imagine what they could do with the punisher tracking down killers drug dealers ect.

im almost positive HBO and WB are both owned by time warner, so i doubt a hbo marvel show is possible

Posted by Xkenny

I would like to see an X-Factor show, think the wire meets buffy the vampire slayer but with mutants and super heros? That would be cool.

Edited by krexxxx4

Daredevil or Heroes for Hire would be serious competition for Arrow if Marvel played their cards right.

Posted by TheJedinator13

Runaways is an amazing series! I would love to see that!

Edited by RedheadedAtrocitus

I vote for Deadpool myself!

Posted by GraniteSoldier

I feel like Heroes for Hire, Daredevil, and Deadpool would all translate well to TV. They don't require huge budgets or CGI to make effective. And like someone above said a mature-based Moon Knight show could be awesome.

Edited by DarkShadows

Runaways sounds good. I would definitely watch that.

Posted by Xwraith

This is just about live-action shows, right?

Because I've seen one idea for an animated Marvel show that I would watch the hell out of:

Squirrel Girl.

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Power Man & Iron Fist! ClanDestine! Excalibur! The Exiles!

Edited by Mangakid1995

I'd imagine I'd would be more difficult for them to take a character from television to the movies than it was for Coulson to do the opposite. With that in mind I'd rather they not put folks like Power Man and Iron Fist on TV than risk not having them in the films. However Agent Carter, the Punisher and the Runaways I'm in no hurry to see them on the big screen so if they can make good shows about them I'm all for it.

Posted by MaccyD

@2cool4fun said:


Also is it just me or DC can't make a single move without Marvel doing the same thing shortly after?

*cough* Justice League Film *cough*

Posted by Punishcard

I would love a Daredevil show. Daredevil is the perfect Marvel character for a TV series. I wish they would portray Hell's Kitchen accurately and be serious with his character. I also would like other heroes to appear in that show like Spider-man, Punisher, and Elektra so it would make the show more interesting. Plus he has a very good rogues gallery like Kingpin, Bullseye, and Electro. But still, improve Agents of S.H.E.L.D before they make anymore shows.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

heroes for hire, deadpool, cloak & dagger.

Posted by 2cool4fun

@maccyd said:

@2cool4fun said:


Also is it just me or DC can't make a single move without Marvel doing the same thing shortly after?

*cough* Justice League Film *cough*

I didn't say they do everything first, i just meant when they do Marvel is right behind.

Posted by TheCowman

How 'bout a series about Damage Control?

It would allow for plenty of superhero cameos, but keep the budget down by focusing on the company that cleans up after the heroes' battles. Plenty of opportunity for humor and could offer a lighter counterpoint to the more action focused SHIELD series.

@xwraith said:

Because I've seen one idea for an animated Marvel show that I would watch the hell out of:

Squirrel Girl.

This would also be a FANTASTIC idea.

Posted by Night Thrasher

I want Shang Chi!!!!

Posted by BR_Havoc

I would love a Moon Knight mini series on Netflix.

Posted by Danial79

Moon Knight could make for a relatively low-budget TV series.

Posted by MyFavoriteViltrumite23

How about a good runaways cartoon

Posted by BritishMonkey

Heroes for Hire TV series would be interesting.

Edited by DaltonMunnal

How 'bout a series about Damage Control?

It would allow for plenty of superhero cameos, but keep the budget down by focusing on the company that cleans up after the heroes' battles. Plenty of opportunity for humor and could offer a lighter counterpoint to the more action focused SHIELD series.

As entertaining as this could be, would a show about cleaning up the damage caused by superheroes be completely the opposite of keeping the budget down?

Posted by sanityisoverrated

How about a Marvel show that actually has some super heroes in it? Or even an established comic book character? Sure there has been Maria Hill, Nick Fury and Franklin Hall, but the first two were cameos and the last was, well, not even a b-list villain really. I love Joss Whedon, he is a genius, but when you have a universe as vast as the Marvel one, couldn't you include some actual comic book characters. I have a feeling in two months we will be seeing characters based off this show popping up in actual comics just to give them some validation, which is INSANELY lame! Hell DC might only have Green Arrow as a live action show right now, but I would rather watch Arrow over this just because its an actual character I know and like. And lets not even mention the still crappy acting in this show. If Marvel wants to make a show, then make it based on some of their already established properties. Heck, Mockingbird would be a perfect fit for this show. She has ties to both SHIELD and The Avengers and is not a very super powered character, so why did they not try to even include her? Its ridiculous. Kind of shows me that Marvel has very little faith for the ratings of its established characters on the small screen...which is very...very sad.

Posted by clemj

the runaways, it's a way to place new heroes and another interesting location in the marvel universe.

I'd go for cloak and dagger or heroes for hire as well, to create the street heroes feel in the marvel universe

Posted by VaizD

Daredevil would be fantastic if they can focus it just as much on Matt Murdock as they do on Daredevil. A good mix of crime drama with high octane super heroics.

Edited by Nova`Prime`

@the_vein said:

Is there any chance Marvel can make an X-Men live action show? I know they can't make the movies, but a high budget, well acted X-Men show would be super duper good.

Other than that, whatever they want is great, I just don't want another Agents of Shield type show--that shows not bad, but I want some damn superheroes in my Marvel. And not the superheroes we get in like Arrow or whatever, I want dudes in bright colors with emblems on their chests!

To my understanding Fox has the movie rights to the XMen only, which is why the toys are still marketed through Marvel/Hasbro and why Fox can't license comics. I am sure Marvel could make an XMen tv show, but most likely out of courtesy for Fox having the movie license they wouldn't make one, unless they pitched it directly to Fox to put on their networks. With that being said Disney has deep pockets and I am sure enough lawyer power to out muscle Fox on this technicality, unless it specifically says in the licensing agreement Marvel couldn't use those characters in a tv show, which is possible.

Posted by LoganRogue24

i would not mind seeing an x-men tv show or something.

Posted by MatteoPG

I would love heroes for hire, it seems really suitable for tv. Of course I would have a fangasm if they did DD, but that won't happen.

I hope it's not another secret agent show. Agents of SHIELD is average and already has that theme.

Posted by greenenvy

She hulk in the tradition of the original hulk series maybe.

Edited by E1000

The Jarvis show !

Getting a little bit tired of the lack of content and quality of Agents of SHIELD, I would prefer that they focus on this first !!

Deadpool show would be awesome (20th century should give back the rights of this character for free for what they did to him !). Heroes for hire !

Edited by Timotheus316

Punisher starring Thomas Jane written by Greg Rucka = money in the bank

Edited by Novemberx2

that's it Marvel over saturatise the market until people stop caring!

Posted by Black_Claw

Punisher, no contest. It would greatly fill in the void in my heart after Dexter ended.

Posted by Dman1366

I know I have said this before, but I would love for Hydra to be a enemy in Agents of Shield. It would be a perfect way to give homage to the 70's comics as well as tie in moon knight, spiderwoman (as a villain at first), and taskmaster. Just saying.....

Posted by Darkseid_Prime

Sweet Christmas, I hope it's Heroes For Hire! Whatever shows they choose will need better actors than Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson gets awkward carrying the show. I want it to be something serious not campy with campy music, and it has to have actual heroes. Preferably the super kind of heroes, not necessarily only ones with super powers, but ones that do miraculous things in a super heroic manner.

Posted by Jaymundo

It's kind of exciting news but it seems a little premature, shouldn't they wait to see what the global reception for Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D is first before making any more moves? Doesn't seem like good business to me.

Posted by IrishX

Marvel Knights

Edited by Rabbitearsblog

I definitely would like to see an X-Men TV series come out about now, but for my second choice, I wouldn't mind seeing a Black Panther or a Runaways series.

Posted by Bobsjonjon

Squirrel girl would be nice.

Edited by JoeC_Mommy

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed that Marvel's films and television series are more lighthearted than the darker, more earnest films and series from DC. That's why I've been surprised to see and hear people lament that Agents of SHIELD isn't as dramatic as their favorite television dramas: It's tone so fits that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If Marvel intends its other series to share that same tone, I think Heroes for Hire, X-Factor, or Young Avengers could fill the bill.

Posted by PrinceMarvel

Depending on who owns the tv rights to the characters, I wouldn't mind seeing a live action version of Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, using Spider-Man, Iceman and Human Torch.

Posted by Perfect 10

heroes for hire!!! stop with white washing already marvel and make it SO

Posted by Farkam

As long as it isn't anything like AOS. Dear god.

Couldn't give a hoot about Agent Carter.

Edited by Justthatkid

Shouldn't they improve there current one first?

Edited by theincrediblecj10

I would absolutely love to see Daredevil get a second chance and done right on any form of the screen. Also Punisher would be pretty awesome to see, and anything with Luke Cage and Iron Fist would get my full attention.