It was inevitable and now it’s official – Marvel Television will be officially folded into Marvel Studios. Marvel Television chief Jeph Loeb will stay on during the consolidation of the previously separate divisions, while current Marvel TV senior VP current programming and production Karim Zreik and his team members will join Marvel Studios.
With so many cancellations of its series in recent years, the only projects left at Marvel TV are its proposed slate of Hulu animated comedies and the live-action drama “Helstrom”. All are expected to survive the transition but a couple of dozen employees will be let go from the company.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige took over the creative direction of Marvel’s content in October with publishing, film, TV and animation all coming under his purview. With the arrival of the Disney+ streaming service and the ending of the ‘Infinity Saga’, the next phase of the Marvel universe is incorporating original limited TV series runs that have an impact on events in the films.
That’s different to the previous shows under Marvel TV like “Agents of SHIELD,” “Agent Carter,” “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Punisher,” “Runaways,” “Cloak and Dagger,” “Legion” and “Inhumans” which never impacted the films and only occasionally used minor elements of the films in their own storylines.
Of the shows only “Agent Carter,” “Legion,” the first season of “Jessica Jones,” the first and third seasons of “Daredevil” scored critical praise while the rest received middling reviews or in some cases outright pans (like “Inhumans,” “Iron Fist” S1 & the back half of “Luke Cage” S1).
Feige’s film division is spearheading all the new shows including “Falcon & the Winter Soldier,” “Loki,” “WandaVision,” “What If,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Hawkeye,” “She-Hulk” and “Moon Knight”.
Source: The Live Feed