In early October, we learned that Marvel Studios had decided to go back to the drawing board with Daredevil: Born Again. Slightly less than half of the two-season series had been shot, and it simply wasn’t working. As a result, “Head Writers” Chris Ord and Matt Corman were fired along with the directors attached to the remaining episodes.
Ord and Corman, who came up with a legal procedural which wouldn’t have seen Matt Murdock suit up until nearly the halfway point of season 1, will still receive executive producer credits. However, a new creative team has since been found in The Punisher‘s Dario Scardapane (who will serve as showrunner) and Loki season 2 directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Moving forward, a revamped development process will see showrunners write pilots and show bibles, while the days of an entire series being shot – and then figuring out what did and didn’t work in post-production with costly reshoots – are over.
We’ve heard that Marvel Studios now plans to deliver a mix of standalone small screen stories and multiple seasons more akin to traditional TV shows. Thus far, it’s felt like any old character has been given a series just to give Disney+ more content, leaving many of the heroes and villains we’ve met stuck in limbo.
According to scooper Daniel Richtman, Marvel Studios is currently discussing potential second seasons for Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
Kamala Khan most recently appeared in The Marvels, and while that movie failed to take off, her solo series remains the MCU’s best-reviewed TV series. Moon Knight, meanwhile, ended with a major cliffhanger when Marc Spector and Steven Grant seemingly rid themselves of Khonshu, only for it to be revealed that a third personality – Jake Lockley – still serves the Moon God.
As for She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, there were once rumblings about Jennifer Walters appearing in Captain America: Brave New World, but it seems plans changed. There’s also still no word on World War Hulk plans, so more episodes would make sense. Hopefully, they can perfect the VFX in time for that, though.
“We want to do shows that can only be shows. I want to continue to make them even more episodic, which may seem counterintuitive. But I do think there is something fun about leaning back and watching an episode that can be relatively self-contained,” Kevin Feige said earlier this year. “I mean, cliffhangers are great, and I like watching a show where you should go to bed, but you see the cliffhanger and you just have to watch the next episode.”
“You certainly want to keep people engaged. But I’m a big Star Trek fan, and I still find it soothing to watch an episode of Next Gen with a beginning and an end. So, I think we’re going to keep experimenting with that going forward.”
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