Marvel Studios is reportedly planning to move away from limited series in favor of multi-season shows on Disney+.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Marvel wants to create shows that run several seasons, where characters can take time to develop relationships with the audience rather than feeling as if they are there as a setup for a big crossover event.” Loki, which recently returned for a second season on Oct. 5, is so far the only live-action Disney+ series from Marvel to receive a Season 2. On the animation front, What If…? Season 2 is scheduled for release later this year. A third season, as well as two-season orders for X-Men ’97 and Spider-Man: Freshman Year, remain in various stages of production.
Marvel Studios’ shift in how it will develop its television shows moving forward was part of a larger story about Daredevil: Born Again undergoing significant creative changes. The upcoming Disney+ series, featuring the return of Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock/Daredevil, initially received an 18-episode order from Marvel back in 2022. It is now believed that the show’s 18 episodes will be split into two nine-episode seasons.
Which MCU Shows Could Get More Seasons?
With WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Secret Invasion developed and released as limited series on Disney+, those three shows are unlikely to receive another season with their respective storylines instead continued in the upcoming projects Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, Captain America: Brave New World and The Marvels.
Second seasons for Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which were all released during Phase 4 of the MCU, have been repeatedly teased by the cast and crew, although no official renewals have been announced at this time. Ms. Marvel directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah recently stated that Marvel is waiting until after The Marvels, which features Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, before deciding “what the next step will be” for the young superhero in the MCU.
Disney+ Shows Will Move Beyond Setting Up Avengers Movies
Besides Daredevil: Born Again and Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, upcoming MCU Disney+ series include Echo — a spinoff of Hawkeye starring deaf Native American antihero Maya Lopez (Alaqua Cox) — Ironheart — following Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams/Ironheart after the events of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — and Wonder Man. Brad Winderbaum, Marvel’s head of streaming, television and animation, told THR that Marvel wants audiences to watch its Disney+ shows “beyond the fact that it ties into [other projects] or if they are going to be in a movie or if it is setting up an Avengers film.”
All of Marvel Studios’ television series are available to stream on Disney+.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
A new report states that Marvel Studios is planning to develop more multi-season shows in the future instead of limited series like WandaVision. Read More