Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series The Punisher is shaping up to be quite promising.
Jon Bernthal was always a talented actor around which to center the drama, but now the dark vigilante series is getting a higher pedigree with Oscar-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo getting cast in a recurring role.
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In this edition of TV Bits:
- Marvel TV is developing a Jessica Jones-style show for ABC
- HBO has renewed Room 104 for a second season
- Robert Zemeckis is executive producing a new show about a missing airplane
- Watch trailers for new seasons of Dirk Gently and The Shannara Chronicles
- And more!
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As superheroes continue to dominate the box office, Marvel Television is expanding its reach from ABC (Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter) and Netflix (The Defenders and its individual preceding shows) to Freeform, the network formerly known as ABC Family. Cloak and Dagger will be their first show on Freeform in 2018, and it’ll be followed by New Warriors, a series from Cougar Town creator Kevin Biegel that involves the fan favorite character Squirrel Girl and a handful of other superpowered teens.
A new press release confirms that the show’s key actors have been secured, so read on to discover the members of the New Warriors cast.
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Even though audiences are very well acquainted with the Marvel cinematic universe at this point, the television side of Marvel Studios is still in its early stages. So far only Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Daredevil have hit this small screen, and while the first series left something to be desired, they’ve certainly gotten better with each new show. But what does the future of Marvel television have in store, and how will it effect the cinematic universe?
If some new rumors are to be believed, we’ll see plenty of new characters end up in Marvel Studios TV shows, and that includes the likes of Black Widow, Hawkeye, The Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider and maybe even The Hulk. Find out more after the jump! Read More »
Upon hearing the news of the recasting of Mark Ruffalo in the role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk for Marvel’s Avengers movie, I recall thinking about how strange it is that there are going to be three different incarnations of the character within ten years of each other. Little did I know at the time that there are actually going to be four.
That’s right; The Incredible Hulk is heading back to television. Read More »
Marvel Studios recently announced the formation of a television entertainment division, and named comics writer and TV producer Joseph ‘Jeph’ Loeb as the EVP in charge of television production. Now Loeb is talking, in very vague terms, about his plans for the division. While he stops very far short of naming any specific ideas, his comments give a general idea of what we can expect to see from Marvel Television. Read More »
The idea that Marvel Studios would set up a TV division makes perfect sense, and the company has followed through today, announcing the establishment of a small-screen endeavor called Marvel Television. Sadly, there’s a chance we can expect the Marvel TV projects to look a lot like Heroes, as Marvel has set that show’s exec producer Joseph “Jeph” Loeb to run the operation. Read More »