Following the success of their first series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (read our review of the first episode here), Marvel is getting ready to dig deep into television with a massive new package to shop around to VOD and cable outlets.
Deadline has word that the studio behind the comic book blockbuster The Avengers and the individual superhero franchises like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Incredible Hulk is putting together a 60-episode TV package that includes a mix of four new drama series and one miniseries.
Right now the package is still in the early stages and there is “very little talent attached,” but rumors are swirling that Netflix, Amazon and WGN America are in the mix to pick up the package, with several other digital platforms and cable networks also interested. After all, this is Marvel, and anyone would be stupid not to try and pick up this deal.
We’re surprised that Marvel wouldn’t just stick around at ABC to get more shows off the ground, especially since the network is part of the Disney family, but maybe they’re looking to create some content that is meant for a more mature audience. After all, there’s quite the cast of comic book characters to choose from. (Punisher, anyone?)
What’s not surprising is Marvel’s desire to expand their TV scope. We just heard about the potential for an “Agent Carter” series, based on the studio’s most recent One Shot film that links Captain America: The First Avenger with Iron Man 3. We’re not sure if that potential series could be part of this new TV package or if that’s something that might stay at ABC. Either way, fans can count on plenty more Marvel universe action on the small screen.
Oh, and if you’re in the market for more Marvel entertainment, here’s a teaser for an arena show Marvel Universe Live:
The show will start touring in July of 2014 and has 85 cities scheduled over the next two years. The action-packed stuntshow will have an original story, but feature tons of trademark Marvel heroes and villains. For more information, check out the show’s official website right here.
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