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Old January 3 2014, 04:44 AM   #226
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Re: Marvel Studios may be planning more MCU for the small screen

For the record, "would seem to be confirmed" was a deliberate choice of words on my part as I'm not 100% on the source.

But given Neal McDonough's recent statements (linked to up thread, post 220), it does seem like this is something Marvel really wants to do.
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Old January 3 2014, 04:55 AM   #227
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That was a weird statement in the article that this was the first US starring role for a British actor since Michelle Ryan's Bionic Woman. There have been plenty of British actors on US TV since then, notably Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary and Tom Mison in Sleepy Hollow. Not to mention Hugh Laurie in House, Lena Headey in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Anna Friel in Pushing Daisies, Parminder Nagra in Alcatraz, Marsha Thomason on White Collar, etc. 2009's FlashForward had three UK actors -- Joseph Fiennes, Sonya Walger, and Jack Davenport -- as well as Irish actor Brían F. O'Byrne.
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Old January 3 2014, 08:10 AM   #228
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I wouldn't mind this for a one off TV-movie, or maybe a 6 episode or so miniseries, but I'd hope its not another 22 episode season ongoing thing. Because if so after SHIELD, I'm sure every episode will be thrilling...
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Old January 3 2014, 08:30 AM   #229
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Re: Marvel Studios may be planning more MCU for the small screen

I would be very surprised if they don't follow a premium/cable/miniseries model with the vast majority of these ventures. Anything on Network TV is unlikely to avoid the dreaded between-sweeps slumps though, unless they start doing more Fall/Spring-only series.
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Old January 3 2014, 02:10 PM   #230
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Cable can also mitigate risk a bit more - for example, have a shorter season that costs less money to produce. Then again, a period piece can be a bit expensive (particularly if it's a genre show) and cable not only would be likely to have less money overall (hence the shorter season) but possibly less money per episode.
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Old January 4 2014, 03:09 AM   #231
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Does ABC own any cable channels other than ABC Family? I don't really see this as an ABC Family kind of show, they seem to go mostly for teen dramas.
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Old January 4 2014, 03:18 AM   #232
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So, given the news about the Star Wars comics it would seem that this could be more of Disney's push than Marvel comics.
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Old January 4 2014, 03:21 AM   #233
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Does ABC own any cable channels other than ABC Family? I don't really see this as an ABC Family kind of show, they seem to go mostly for teen dramas.
Disney owns a lot of stuff.
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Old January 5 2014, 02:21 AM   #234
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A&E cable might be the outlet for an Agent Carter series.
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Old January 5 2014, 02:27 AM   #235
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That would definitely be a better fit than ABC Family, or the Disney channels.
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Old January 5 2014, 02:29 AM   #236
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Well, it doesn't *have* to be on a Disney-owned chanel anyway, does it? It's not like Netflix belongs to Disney...
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Old January 5 2014, 02:43 AM   #237
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Well, it doesn't *have* to be on a Disney-owned chanel anyway, does it? It's not like Netflix belongs to Disney...
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Old January 5 2014, 03:05 AM   #238
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Well, it doesn't *have* to be on a Disney-owned chanel anyway, does it?
Nope. While it's preferable for a given studio's shows to air on the network with the same owner, I believe they're still required to bid for it competitively with other networks, to keep the prices down or something. So a show can theoretically end up on any network.
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Old January 5 2014, 03:38 AM   #239
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Sorry guys, but I don't see Marvel Studios banking on a period series starring a woman just yet.
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Old January 6 2014, 04:45 AM   #240
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Well, it doesn't *have* to be on a Disney-owned chanel anyway, does it? It's not like Netflix belongs to Disney...
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Well, it doesn't *have* to be on a Disney-owned chanel anyway, does it?
Nope. While it's preferable for a given studio's shows to air on the network with the same owner, I believe they're still required to bid for it competitively with other networks, to keep the prices down or something. So a show can theoretically end up on any network.
It could. I just doubt Disney is going to want to let one of their this get away from them. I was shocked when I heard that they were actually doing Netflix shows instead of showing them on one of their Networks or Hulu or something else they owned.
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