It’s been a long and hard road for Marvel TV as many of the shows struggled to remain relevant after their initial releases. While early seasons of Agents of SHIELD, Daredevil, and others were modest successes, early cancellations for the Netflix shows and the lack of proper promotion for The Runaways and Cloak and Dagger has made the Marvel TV series’ feel unimportant. Sadly, that has somewhat become official since Deadline has confirmed that Marvel TV will soon be closing.
The Marvel TV projects that are currently in production, such as the final Agents of SHIELD season and Hulu’s Helstrom, will continue and get put out but won’t get any future seasons. This means Helstrom will likely last one season, which is a shame since we don’t even know if it’s good yet.
Fans are hoping that the animated Marvel projects announced not too long ago are part of this list, though the report does state that Tigra & Dazzler was put on hold due to the showrunner leaving, apparently because of “creative differences.” Updates on Howard the Duck and MODOK weren’t given so we’re going to have to wait and see for more.
Early on, Marvel TV looked like it was going to do really well. Agents of SHIELD seemed to be in the same continuity as the movies at first, especially since Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill made several appear appearances, and the Netflix shows (outside of Iron Fist) were critical darlings. Sadly, the cancelations and various continuity errors with the movies seemed to kill the momentum of Marvel TV so the company folding seemed to be inevitable.
Agents of SHIELDS’ final season and Helstrom are scheduled for a 2020 release.