While the television side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has recently seen two major setbacks in the form of Most Wanted, the Agents of SHIELD spinoff, not getting picked up, and Agent Carter getting cancelled after only two half-seasons, the future is still bright for the sub-division: there are 10 shows still in one stage of development or another, including the (somewhat) surprising announcement of a Punisher Netflix series.
Now, it looks like there just may be one more TV property to get excited for.
As reported by MCU Exchange, the chief creative officer of Marvel (and renowned comic book artist), Joe Quesada, is coming to the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con armed to bear: he’s bringing a trailer for a “brand-new show” to his Cup of Joe panel, which is set to take place on Saturday, July 23, at 3:00 pm. (Note to all con attendees: this will be the trailer’s sole showing, so if you want to see it, be sure to make it to Quesada’s presentation.)
A “brand-new show” would seem, on first blush, to indicate a project that we have never either seen or heard of before, but, technically speaking, the first part of that assessment needs to be dropped; there are five properties that have had their names formally announced but which have yet to make any appearance in footage form, and seeing a teaser for any of these would absolutely fit Quesada’s description.
What are these half-known projects? Damage Control, a half-hour comedy in development over at ABC; Cloak and Dagger, a teenage-oriented drama at Freeform; Iron Fist, the fourth (of six) crossover Netflix series; The Defenders, the Netflix equivalent of the Avengers team-up films; and, finally, The Punisher, the sixth and final (for now) entry of the Netflix roster. Only the last three have officially been picked up by their respective network, though no premiere date has yet been established. (And should Joe choose the two still-unnamed possible series, he has the untitled drama being overseen by showrunner John Ridley and a second ABC comedy series.)
Here’s the catch, though: while all of these shows fit within the overarching Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are still non-MCU properties that Marvel is currently working on that could also be the subject of Quesada’s special unveiling – the X-Men-originating Legion (heading to FX) and an as-yet-untitled series (probably coming to Fox proper). In fact, it probably makes more sense for Legion to make its grand debut this weekend, as the show is currently expected to premiere this fall.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 airs on ABC Tuesday nights at 10:00 starting on September 20, 2016. Daredevil seasons one and two and Jessica Jones, season one, are now available on Netflix. Luke Cage will arrive on September 30th, 2016. Release dates for Jessica Jones, season 2, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher on Netflix have not yet been announced. FX has yet to set an official premiere date for Legion, though it is believed to be on track for a late-2016 release.
Source: MCU Exchange
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