One big difference between the various upcoming Disney+ Marvel series and all the other Marvel TV shows to date is that of who will produce them.
Jeph Loeb’s Marvel TV is behind the various Marvel series on Netflix, ABC, Freeform and Hulu whereas the upcoming Disney+ shows like “WandaVision” and “Falcon and The Winter Soldier” are all being made and produced by Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios which handles all the MCU films.
As Feige’s division gets larger, Loeb’s dedicated television unit is being seemingly phased out a bit following all the Netflix cancellations, “Legion” wrapping, “The Gifted” being cancelled, and “New Warriors” and more recently “Ghost Rider” both being scrapped in development. With “Agents of SHIELD” having finished filming its final season for airing next year, and with shows like “Cloak and Dagger” and “Runaways” having yet to score renewals, there just isn’t much left for them to produce beyond a number of animated series and “Helstrom” should it go forward.
Meanwhile sources tell Variety that the live-action productions will be “mostly if not completely” moved away from Marvel Television: “Feige’s shows are so far beyond anything Marvel TV has been able to do. He has access to all of these MCU characters that the other Marvel live-action stuff just doesn’t, not to mention way bigger budgets.”
Feige also has brevity with all the Marvel Studios-produced shows clocking in at 6-8 episodes each with individual seasonal budgets said to run akin to an MCU film – around the $100-150 million mark. This would make them highly expensive and multiple times that of the previous Marvel-Netflix shows like “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” which came in at a relatively cheap cost of around $4 million per episode.