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Upcoming Marvel TV Shows Streaming on Disney Plus

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Avengers: Endgame marked the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in more ways than one. Not only did the film serve as a sendoff for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), but it also closed the book on the chapter of history in which Marvel movies and Marvel TV shows were pretty strictly delineated. Throughout the first 10 years of the MCU, the movies were made by Marvel Studios—which is run by Kevin Feige—and the TV shows were made by Marvel Television—which was run by Jeph Loeb. So while there were attempts to make hints and nods towards what was happening in the movies within shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Daredevil, behind the scenes there was little communication between the two teams. Which explains why the movies basically ignored the TV shows.



All of that changed with the arrival of Disney+, for which Marvel Studios is creating its own Marvel TV shows that will be intrinsically tied to what’s happening in the movies. Indeed, Feige has said that for the first time, the future of the MCU is being mapped out using both the films and TV shows, as the overarching MCU storyline will see the Marvel Disney+ shows intersecting heavily with what’s happening in the Marvel movies.

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With that in mind, Marvel has already announced a slate of upcoming Marvel TV shows that will debut on Disney+, many of which will be limited series running just six episodes in length. It’s longer than a movie, but short enough to offer fans a close-ended story—and to not tie very busy actors like Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany down for multi-year TV contracts.

Below, we’ve put together a list of all confirmed upcoming Marvel TV shows that will be streaming on Disney+, including release dates, cast, and what we know about how the story ties into the larger MCU.

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It’s worth noting that in Fall 2019, Feige was promoted to Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment (thus overseeing Marvel TV) and Loeb was then announced as stepping down from Marvel TV, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wrapping up and all other previous Marvel TV shows cancelled. But as the new Marvel TV plans expand, we’ll be updating this article accordingly.

Without further ado, check out our guide to all of the upcoming Marvel TV shows heading our way.

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I Am Groot

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: August 10

Number of Episodes: 5

What We Know So Far: Marvel is developing a series of shorts featuring new and unusual characters, anchored by Baby Groot himself. James Gunn will executive produce I Am Groot, and Kristen Lepore (Adventure Time) has been tapped as director and executive producer with Ryan Little (What If…) as the writer.

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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: August 18

Cast:Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Ginger Gonzaga, Jameela Jamil, Benedict Wong, and Renée Elise Goldsberry

Number of Episodes: 9

What We Know So Far: Not much, but when Kevin Feige first announced the She-Hulk series at D23 he stated, “Bruce Banner is no longer the only Hulk in the MCU,” suggesting that Marvel has big plans for She-Hulk. In the comics, Jennifer Walters is Bruce Banner’s cousin who gains his Hulk powers after receiving a blood transfusion from him. Jessica Gao, who won an Emmy for writing the “Pickle Rick” episode of Rick and Morty, has been selected to serve as head writer. Tatiana Maslany was confirmed as the title character (a lawyer catering primarily to superhero matters) in December 2020, with Marvel also revealing that Mark Ruffalo will appear as Bruce Banner and Tim Roth will reprise his The Incredible Hulk role as the Abomination. Feige has described the show as a half-hour legal comedy, and the first season will consist of 9 episodes directed by Kat Coiro (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9) and Anu Valia (Episodes 5, 6, 7).

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Secret Invasion

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: TBA 2022

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, and Emilia Clarke

Number of Episodes: 6

What We Know So Far: Marvel announced in December 2020 that it is adapting one of its most famous comics arcs, Secret Invasion, as a limited series. Ben Mendelsohn reprises his Captain Marvel role as the Skrull Talos and Samuel L. Jackson co-stars as Nick Fury in a storyline that, in the comics at least, saw many notable superheroes replaced by Skrull lookalikes. Captain Marvel flipped the script and made the Skrulls the empathetic good guys and the Kree — their sworn enemy — the bad guys, and last we saw Nick Fury he was floating in space aboard a massive Skrull ship. So expect this to be a big deal. Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot) is serving as head writer, and Kingsley Ben-Adir is playing the villain.

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X-Men ’97

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: 2023

Cast: Cal Dodd as Wolverine, Lenore Zann as Rogue, George Buza as Beast, Adrian Hough as Nightcrawler, Christopher Britton as Mr. Sinister, Catherine Disher as Jean Grey, Chris Potter, Alison Sealy-Smith as Storm, and Alyson Court as Jubilee, Jennifer Hale, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Matthew Waterson, JP Karliak, Holly Chou, Jeff Bennett, AJ LoCascio.

Number of Episodes: TBA

What We Know So Far: Writers Eric and Julia Lewald, and director Larry Houston have returned as consultants for the upcoming animated series revival of X-Men: The Animated Series, with X-Men ’97 poised to pick up with where we last left our favorite band of mutants. Beau DeMayo (The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf) serves as head writer and executive producer on the revival series, with Jake Castorena (Batman: The Killing Joke) as supervising director, and Charley Feldman (Teen Titans Go!) as supervising producer. X-Men ’97 will be coming to Disney+ sometime in 2023.

Ironheart

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: Fall 2023

Cast: Dominique Thorne

Number of Episodes: 6

What We Know So Far: Marvel made the announcement in December 2020 that it was developing a Disney+ series based on Ironheart, which will tell the story of an engineer who develops the most advanced suit of armor since Iron Man himself and then becomes a superhero. Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk) will play the title role.

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Armor Wars

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: TBA

Cast: Don Cheadle

Number of Episodes: TBA

What We Know So Far: Don Cheadle‘s James Rhodes finally gets to take center stage in Armor Wars. In this story, War Machine will have to put on the suit, reclaim his title, and stop a technocratic, dystopian nightmare when Stark’s technology falls into the wrong hands. Cheadle’s Black Monday co-star Yassir Lester has been tapped to write the scripts for the upcoming series, which currently has no showrunner attached.

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Loki Season 2

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: Summer 2023

Cast: Tom Hiddleston

Number of Episodes: 6

What We Know So Far: Not much is known about Loki Season 2, other than the fact that Eric Martin will serve as head writer and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will direct a large portion of the episodes.

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What If…? Season 2

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: Early 2023

Cast: TBA

Number of Episodes: TBA

What We Know So Far: The first animated new Marvel TV show on Disney+ is an adaptation of the comics run What If…?, which was a series of one-off comics that imagined what would happen if certain scenarios had played out differently. Here, we’ll be seeing how events from the MCU may have played out had the circumstances or outcomes changed a bit. In an interview with Variety, head writer A.C. Bradley and director Bryan Andrews talked about what we could see in a potential second season. The duo indicated that it’s a “relatively safe bet” that we will see the return of Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter, who first appeared in Season 1 of What If…?. The duo also said that the second season will definitely see a “Tony Stark-centric episode with Gamora,” which was originally planned but had to be delayed to Season 2 due to the COVID pandemic.

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Untitled Wakanda Series

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: TBA

Cast: Danai Gurira

Number of Episodes: TBA

What We Know So Far: Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler is producing a TV series set in the Kingdom of Wakanda. Danai Gurira is expected to return as Okoye.

Echo

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: Summer 2023

Cast: Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Tantoo Cardinal, Devery Jacobs, Cody Lightning, Graham Greene, Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Zahn McClarnon

What We Know So Far: Ahead of the premiere of Hawkeye on Disney+ this past November, the streamer confirmed as part of their Disney+ Day that the character of Maya Lopez, aka Echo, would be receiving her own spinoff series. Cox is set to reprise her role from Hawkeye, with Zahn McClarnon set to return as Maya Lopez’s father, William Lopez. It has also been confirmed that both Vincent D’Onofrio‘s Kingpin and Charlie Cox‘s Daredevil will have a role in the series. Episodes of the series are directed by Sydney Freeland (Navajo) and Catriona McKenzie (Gunaikurnai). No head writers or showrunners have been confirmed as of now for the upcoming Disney+ series, but the show has begun production in Atlanta as of May 2022 with a scheduled release sometime in summer 2023.

Agatha: Coven of Chaos

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: Winter 2023

Cast: Kathryn Hahn

Number of Episodes: TBA

What We Know So Far: After making her MCU debut as part of WandaVision, Kathryn Hahn will now appear in her own solo series as Agatha Harkness. The show was first announced in October 2021, with the official title being revealed at 2022’s San Diego Comic-Con (changed from its originally announced title of Agatha: House of Harkness). WandaVision head writer and executive producer Jac Schaeffer is reportedly returning to spearhead Agatha: Coven of Chaos as writer and EP as part of her overall deal with Marvel Studios and 20th Century Television, which she first inked back in May. So far, no other casting information or episode count has been confirmed for the upcoming show.

Spider-Man: Freshman Year


Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: 2024

Cast: TBA

Number of Episodes: TBA

What We Know So Far: According to an official Marvel blog post, the upcoming animated series is set to follow the fan-favorite web-slinger in his early high school days as he tries to balance his responsibilities as everyone’s friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Per Marvel, the show will spotlight “Peter Parker on his way to becoming Spider-Man in the MCU, with a journey unlike we’ve ever seen and a style that celebrates the character’s early comic book roots.” The series will be written and executive produced by Jeff Trammel.

Marvel Zombies

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: 2024

Cast: TBA

Number of Episodes: TBA

What We Know So Far: The upcoming animated show is poised to expand on a version of characters introduced during Season 1, Episode 5 of What If…?, in which heroes from the MCU sought to uncover a cure for the zombie apocalypse and suffered many heartbreaking losses. The episode culminated in Spider-Man (voiced by Hudson Thames), T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), and the artificially preserved head of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) traveling to Wakanda with the Mind Stone to create a cure for the virus, where zombie Thanos awaited them with the Infinity Gauntlet. It’s unclear whether Marvel Zombies will be a direct spinoff or follow a unique plot inspired by the comics. What If…? director Bryan Andrews has been tapped to direct the new series.

Daredevil: Born Again

Network: Disney+

Premiere Date: TBA

Cast: Charlie Cox

Number of Episodes: 18

What We Know So Far: Not much is known about this other than the fact that Daredevil fans who mourned the cancellation of the series from Netflix can rejoice once again. While it has not been confirmed who from the previous show is returning, fans can theorize the potential return of Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio as both of their respective characters have now appeared in the MCU. Filming is expected to start late 2022 or in 2023, with Matt Corman and Chris Ord (Covert Affairs) acting as head writers and executive producers.

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