Marvel Television is a division of Marvel Studios, a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment in The Walt Disney Company conglomerate. The division is responsible for live-action and animated (Marvel Animation) TV Shows and direct-to-DVD series. The Division is based at affiliate ABC Studios' location.


Marvel had previous licensed a few characters out for TV shows with animated shows being more successful than the live action shows. Only the The Incredible Hulk TV series (1978-1982) was Marvel's hit in live action TV. The last TV series, Blade: The Series, was canceled after one season on Spike.


On June 28, 2010, Marvel Entertainment announced the start of Marvel Television, Marvel Studios' division, together with the appointment of Jeph Loeb to head up the division as Executive Vice President, Head of Television. Marvel TV's first show in development was The Incredible Hulk. In April 2012, Marvel TV signed with Creative Artists Agency for live action respresentation. Marvel has four shows in development, with the Hulk will not be ready until the 2013-2014 season for ABC and ABC passed on AKA Jessica Jones. In August 2012 with ABC Studios, Marvel TV received its first order from the ABC network for a Joss Whedon co-written Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot.


Series Aired Production Original
In Production
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 2013-present Four 22 episode seasons ordered, with option for additional seasons. ABC
Daredevil 2015-present 2 13 episode seasons ordered by Netflix, with option of future seasons. Netflix
Jessica Jones 2015-present 13 episode season ordered by Netflix, with option of future seasons. Netflix
Luke Cage 2016-present 13 episode season ordered by Netflix, with option of future seasons. Netflix
Iron Fist 2017-present 13 episode season ordered by Netflix, with option of future seasons. Netflix
In Development
The Defenders 2017 8 episode miniseries ordered by Netflix. Netflix
The Punisher 2017 13 episode season ordered by Netflix. Netflix
Cloak & Dagger 2017 In development Freeform
Inhumans 2017 8 episode season ordered by ABC. ABC
Runaways 2018 In development Hulu
Agent Carter 2015-2016 Cancelled after second season ABC

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