The studio that brought us Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage on Netflix is being shut down. According to a report from Deadline, Marvel TV will be killed, with the studio’s projects expected to be absorbed by the revamped Marvel Studios.
Some of the Marvel TV projects currently in production will apparently continue, including four animated series and two live-action series. Beyond that, everything else is dead in the water, which means many layoffs are expected. Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb will reportedly depart following the reshuffle.
Today’s news follows months of turmoil and uncertainty at Marvel TV with a number of animated and live-action shows teetering or canned, the exit of longtime small screen chief Loeb and the further expansion of big screen boss Kevin Feige’s fiefdom.
That turmoil included the cancellation of Cloak & Dagger, a stop on Ghost Rider, and the untimely death of Netflix’s Marvel projects. Meanwhile, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is heading toward its last season on ABC, so an era is well and truly coming to an end.
With Marvel TV out of the picture, Marvel fans will still have plenty of content to look forward to. With the launch of Disney+, Marvel Studios is planning a slate of news shows, including WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and more.