Marvel Studios may be planning more MCU for the small screen

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  1. Turtletrekker

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    In a confirmation of what we already know, Marvel officially announced Drew Goddard as Daredevil show-runner today.

    There is a little new info, as they reveal that Goddard will write and direct the pilot.
     
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  3. Alidar Jarok

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    I can't tell if Marvel has a genius plan, they're blinded by ambition, or their goal is to just spam movies and TV shows until the bubble bursts. Either way, it'll be fun to watch and an interesting experiment in crossing between TV and movies (I remember the plan for Dark Tower that fell through that would have tried the same thing).

    I couldn't find anything about a network, though. Is this cable, regular television, Netflix? My guess is anything's possible at this point.
     
  4. Christopher

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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.
     
  5. JD

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    And there's also Once Upon A Time in Wonderland where 4 of 6 lead actors are English.
    There are a ton of English actors on US TV series right now, not to mention all of the shows that have come and gone since The Bionic Woman.
     
  6. Turtletrekker

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    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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    It's 'The Mirror'. Just be glad they did enough research to get the day's date right and didn't try and hack your phone. ;)
     
  8. Ethros

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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...
     
  9. Venardhi

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    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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    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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    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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    So, given the news about the Star Wars comics it would seem that this could be more of Disney's push than Marvel comics.
     
  13. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    Disney owns a lot of stuff.
     
  14. Captain Craig

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    A&E cable might be the outlet for an Agent Carter series.
     
  15. JD

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    That would definitely be a better fit than ABC Family, or the Disney channels.
     
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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...
     
  17. theenglish

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    Not yet! :evil:
     
  18. Christopher

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    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.
     
  19. Gaith

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    Sorry guys, but I don't see Marvel Studios banking on a period series starring a woman just yet.
     
  20. JD

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    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.