Marvel has revealed its next phase of TV shows that will be released over the next couple of years. The Marvel Cinematic Universe branched into television last year following the launch of Disney+. The new shows which will be released by the serive were unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 23. Read more about the event here.
The popular streaming platform has already seen WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel and now, the business giant has revealed what's coming next. The 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' is known to connect both films and TV shows with the latter running in conjunction with upcoming cinema releases. Why not take our Marvel quiz here?
But what can fans look forward to over the next couple of years? And when are they all coming out? Don't go anywhere, as we have all the answers...
What new Marvel TV shows were announced at Comic Con?
I Am Groot
Release Date: August 10, 2022
Everyone's favourite Guardian of the Galaxy is getting their own spin-off series. Marvel has confirmed that they are developing a series of shorts featuring new and unusual characters, anchored by Baby Groot himself.
Guardians director, James Gunn, will executive produce the series of shorts, and Kristen Lepore (Adventure Time) has been tapped as director and executive producer with Ryan Little (What If...) as the writer.
A trailer was revealed for the series of shorts at Comic Con, which you can watch below.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Release Date: August 17, 2022
Don't make her angry... You wouldn't like her when she's angry...
Just when you think that you'd seen enough of Hulk following his appearances in The Avengers films, Marvel will now introduce you to Bruce Banner's cousin - Jennifer Walters AKA She-Hulk.
In the comics, Jennifer gains her cousin's 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.
Marvel head-honcho, Kevin 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). Watch the trailer below.
Release Date: Spring 2023
When you mention the words, 'Secret Invasion', to Marvel fans, they will almost certainly know what you are talking about. In the comics story of the same name, many notable superheroes were replaced by Skrull lookalikes (see Captain Marvel to find out who the Skrulls are).
This new series will be a dark political thriller starring Samuel L Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Don Cheadle, Martin Freeman, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Olivia Colman, and Emilia Clarke.
Release Date: Summer 2023
If you watched Hawkeye last year, you'll remember the character of Echo, played by Alaqua Cox. Notable for the deaf leader of the Tracksuit Mafia who can perfectly imitate others' movements, the character is now getting her own series.
The cast is set to include Alaqua Cox, Chaske Spencer, Devery Jacobs and Tantoo Cardinal. A synopsis for the new series is as follows: "Following the events of Hawkeye (2021) in New York City, Maya Lopez returns to her hometown, where she must come to terms with her past, reconnect with her Native American roots, and embrace her family and community."
Loki: Season 2
Release Date: Summer 2023
He's back... Tom Hiddleston returns as the titular character, Loki, after a successful first series of the time-travelling show.
The last time we caught up with the trickster, we saw him and 'variant' Sylvie coming face-to-face with He Who Remains, an omniscient being who cautioned that his death would bring about an all-out, multiversal war, featuring the emergence of infinite variants of himself. But Sylvie ignored those warnings and killed He Who Remains anyway, immediately causing chaos on the Sacred Timeline.
Unfortunately for fans, Kate Herron, who helmed all six episodes of Loki‘s first season, will not be back behind the camera for Season 2. Kevin Feige has confirmed that the "whole cast" of the first season will return for the second.
Release Date: Fall 2023
We don't know about you but we're still grieving the tragic death of *spoilers, be warned* Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame in 2019 but do not worry, someone else will soon don the iron suits. Meet Riri Williams, who will make her debut later this year in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Ironheart tells the story of Riri, a genius inventor who creates a suit of armor that rivals the armor of Tony Stark / Iron Man. Fans can expect to see the series at the end of next year.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos
Release Date: Winter 2023/2024
"It was Agatha all along!" - the song from WandaVision is still ringing in our ears and now Kathryn Hahn has been announced to return as the 'Coven of Chaos' herself, Agatha Harkness.
Not too much is know about this one but the series will once again be written by WandaVision's Jac Schaeffer.
Daredevil: Born Again
Release Date: Spring 2024
The big one. Following his return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in last year's Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel fans have been dying to know when they will be seeing more of Charlie Cox in the role. That question was answered at San-Diego Comic Con over the weekend and Cox is set to appear in multiple projects in the MCU.
In the new continuation to the original Netflix Daredevil series, Cox will star alongside the 'Kingpin' himself, Vincent D’Onofrio, who returns as Wilson Fisk. The news was applauded by fans of the original series, who can't wait to see Daredevil and Kingpin go head-to-head once again.
Kevin Feige confirmed that Daredevil: Born Again will consist of 18 episodes. We still have a little while to wait though, as the series will debut in Spring 2024.
And that's not it. What about the animated series?
What If...?: Season 2
Release Date: Early 2023
What if, 'What if...?', returned for another series? Well, luckily for fans of the original animated series, it is set to return next year. The series explores various alternate timelines of the multiverse in which major moments from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films occur differently, as observed by the Watcher.
Release Date: Fall 2023
The theme song for this series is potentially one of the most iconic to ever grace television screens. Continuing the story of the original 1990s series, X-Men' 97 sees fan-favourite characters like Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, Professor X and Rogue once again return to save the world from other dastardly mutants.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year
Release Date: 2024
How did Spider-Man become Spider-Man? Unfortunately for MCU fans, Tom Holland's version of the character hasn't been treated to an origin story (although we all know what happens) but that will not always be the case...
Exploring Spider-Man's early years web-slinging is new animated series, Spider-Man: Freshman Year, which has its debut in 2024.
Which series are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments
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