With such a saturated market for comic book media both on the big and small screens, its no surprise to hear that some shows survive whilst others don’t. This post gives a list of their current statuses and other developments. Let’s cut to it, shall we?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: RENEWED FOR SEASON 4
Agent Carter: CANCELLED
Most Wanted (pilot): PASSED OVER
Krypton (pilot only): ORDERED
Arrow: RENEWED FOR SEASON 5
The Flash: RENEWED FOR SEASON 3
Legends of Tomorrow: RENEWED FOR SEASON 2
Supergirl: RENEWED FOR SEASON 2, moved from CBS network
A war draws near…the world shivers as cosmic forces threaten to tear it apart…and Marvel’s Phase 3 is upon us. So I thought that I’d give a little update on some of the happenings lately as Phase 3 prepares to kick off in earnest with Captain America: Civil War!
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is, in monetary terms at least, the biggest movie franchise ever, grossing about nine billion dollars over 12 films. Incredibly successful, it has also seen a massive expansion onto the small screen over the past three years, producing Agent Carter and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with ABC, as well as making a deal with Netflix to produce 4 TV shows – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, as well as a Defenders miniseries. In total, Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, says that there are currently nine or ten shows in various stages of development.
With its unprecedented scale, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been praised by many for its ability to weave in aspects of other films and TV shows, whilst still being able to tell a standalone tale. Mostly, this connection is film-to-film, or film-to-TV, and very rarely, TV-to-film. With the serialised format of the TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however, it’s strange that the show hasn’t had much of an impact on the movies. Indeed, in its first season, Agents had most of its episodes dragging on, awaiting the aftermath of the events in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when it was revealed that S.H.I.E.L.D. had been infiltrated by terrorist organisation HYDRA years before.