Here's What You Need to Know About All of Marvel's Upcoming TV Series
(L-R): Sigourney Weaver as baddie Alexandra in 'Marvel's The Defenders'; cast shot from 'Marvel's Inhumans'; Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt in 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger'
It seems that just about every week Marvel is announcing another new series on another network.
Though some may cry, "Enough already!" we'd be lying if we weren't a little excited to see how some of these turn out. From Marvel's The Defenders to the untitled animated Deadpool series, here's what we know about these upcoming shows...so far.
Marvel's The Defenders
Premiere: August 18, 2017
Episode Count: 8
The highly anticipated miniseries stars Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Iron Fist, all reprising their roles from their individual Netflix series. Elodie Yung will also reprise her Daredevil role as Elektra Natchios. The four heroes will band together a few months after the events of Daredevil's second season to fight The Hand. You can even see them visiting each other's hangouts in those neat Twitter posts Netflix put out a few days ago.
And who else will you see in the 8 episodes? Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra, a powerful head of an ancient organization, Eka Darville reprising his Jessica Jones role as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick reprising her Luke Cage role as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll reprising her Daredevil role as Karen Page, Elden Henson reprising his Daredevil role as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss reprising her role as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn reprising his Daredevil role as Stick, Rachael Taylor reprising her Jessica Jones role as Trish Walker, Rosario Dawson reprising her role as Claire Temple, Jessica Henwick reprising her Iron Fist role as Colleen Wing, and Marko Zaror as Shaft, a member of The Chaste. And, of course, Stan Lee will make his traditional cameo.
We won't go in-depth on the other Netflix series, but here's an update:
Jessica Jones began shooting Season 2 in April 2017.
Luke Cage was renewed for Season 2 in December 2016.
Iron Fist is still pending a second season renewal.
Daredevil was renewed for Season 3 in July 2016.
Marvel's The Punisher
Episode Count: 13
Filming on the Daredevil spinoff starring The Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal just wrapped last month. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) is serving as showrunner with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory as EPs. Based off of the comic series, the storyline will follow Frank Castle (Bernthal) as he becomes a vigilante called "The Punisher" after the death of his family.
The series will also star Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Amber Rose Revah, Deborah Ann Woll, Daniel Webber, Jason R. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson.
Premiere: September 26, 2017
Episode Count: 8
ABC finally released a first look of the limited series' royal superfamily earlier this week. The series, from showrunner Scott Buck, follows a race of hybrid alien-human superbeings who’ve attained their unique powers through terrigenesis. It will take place both on Earth and on the Inhumans' more advanced home of Attilan. The family includes: Black Bolt (Anson Mount), Medusa (Serinda Swan), Crystal (Isabelle Cornish), Maximus (Iwan Rheon), Karnak (Ken Leung), and Gorgon (Eme Ikwuakor). There's even a teleporting bulldog named Lockjaw!
Before its ABC premiere, the series will release two episodes on the big screen September 1. There are currently no plans for a crossover with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, though, of course, both series take place in the same universe and could affect each other.
Premiere: Winter 2017
Episode Count: 10
From showrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the series will be based on Marvel's superhero team of the same name. The series has an enormous cast and follows six teens who team up to unite against their criminally-aligned parents, known as the Pride.
The teens are portrayed by Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder, Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru, Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean, Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes, Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein and Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernandez.
The parents will be played by Ryan Sands as Geoffrey Wilder, Angel Parker as Catherine Wilder, Brittany Ishibashi as Tina Minoru, James Yaegashi as Robert Minoru, Kevin Weisman as Dale Yorkes, Brigid Brannagh as Stacey Yorkes, Annie Wersching as Leslie Dean, Kip Pardue as Frank Dean, James Marsters as Victor Stein and Ever Carradine as Janet Stein.
Marvel's The Gifted
Premiere: 2017-2018 season
The long-awaited X-Men pilot follows an average suburban family who discovers their children have mutant powers and go underground to protect themselves. Check out the teaser trailer below and keep an eye out for the full trailer coming May 15.
The series stars: Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will executive produce.
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger
Premiere: Early 2018
Episode Count: 10
This hourlong drama stars Olivia Holt as Tandy Bowen/Dagger and Aubrey Joseph (The Night Of) as Tyrone Johnson/Cloak, two mismatched teens in a romantic relationship, one with the power of light and one with the ability to bring on darkness. Andrea Roth, Gloria Reuben, Miles Mussenden, Carl Lundstedt, James Saito, and J.D. Evermore also star in the series. Joe Pokaski serves as showrunner. Check out the first trailer in the link below.
Marvel's New Warriors
Episode Count: 10
This live-action comedy follows six young and powerful people who—though not quite superhero status—live together and try to better the world in small ways with the powers they have.
Though no casting news has come yet, we do know which characters you can expect to see in the project including: Doreen Green (Squirrel Girl), Craig Hollis (Mister Immortal), Dwayne Taylor (Night Thrasher), Robbie Baldwin (Speedball), Zack Smith (Microbe) and Deborah Fields (Debrii).
Untitled Deadpool Project
Episode count: 10
This animated adult series on the network Archer calls home (and on the sister net of Legion's home) is being helmed by the creator/star of Atlanta, Donald Glover, along with his brother Stephen Glover, a story editor on the aforementioned breakout dramedy. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory will also serve as executive producers.
Obviously, this is riding off the success of 2016's blockbuster film starring Ryan Reynolds (is it too much to hope that he'll join this project to voice the Merc with the Mouth?), but other than the facts above, there isn't much known about this series yet. We're sure it'll be just as R-rated as its film counterpart, whose sequel is set for June 2018.
Marvel's Damage Control
Don't hold your breath for this one. It's looking unlikely that ABC will be moving forward with this Marvel comedy series, especially after Powerless' short-lived time on NBC.
Damage Control follows the clean up crew of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the same name, who specialize in dealing with the aftermath of superhero battles. ABC ordered the half-hour pilot in October 2015, to be developed by Ben Karlin. Last January, it was announced that the series had been planned for the 2016-2017 season, but there's been no word on the project since.