Marvel Readies Ambitious 60 Episode Television Pitch

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Art by Mike Deodato

Art by Mike Deodato

It seems that after the success and full season order of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel Studios is making a major push into the television market. Both Deadline and Badass Digest reported today that Marvel Studios has been secretly putting together a major television pitch package that would include four hour long dramas to be pitched to networks and one mini-series that would be presented to VOD and digital cable providers such as WGN America, Netflix and Amazon. The project has been tightly locked down and things are very much in development stages at this point, but interest is very high in the potentially highly lucrative project.

But the real question is, what exactly would the networks be committing to? One obvious choice would be a full series of Agent Carter, the super popular (and intensely great) Marvel One-Shot that premiered on the Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray, BUT would that make sense, given the mini-series aspect of the deal? Devin Faraci of Badass Digest speculated that the four series could be based around various street level heroes such as Luke Cage and Daredevil building to a Defenders or New Avengers like mini-series, much like Phase One of the Cinematic Universe.

I won’t lie, the idea of Marvel building a series of television shows around some of my favorite street level heroes (MOON KNIGHT! IRON FIST! MOCKINGBIRD!) only then to gather them all in a team up mini-series makes me want to roll around in all of my back issues of Bendis’ New Avengers and Daredevil in excitement.

What do you guys think we would be getting? Would you watch a Moon Knight procedural? What about Heroes For Hire sitcom? Do these rhetorical questions do anything for you?

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