Avengers: Endgame marked the end of an era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in several ways. The film not only served as a farewell for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), but it also closed the book on the chapter of history, where Marvel movies and Marvel TV shows were pretty strictly outlined. During the MCU’s first 10 years, the films were made by Marvel Studios – which is operated by Kevin Feige– and the television shows were made by Marvel Television – which was operated by Jeph Loeb. So while there have been attempts to give clues and nod as to what happened in the films within shows and how SHIELD agents and Marvel’s daredevilThere was little communication between the two teams behind the scenes. That explains why the movies basically ignored the TV shows.
All of that changes with the arrival of Disney +, for which Marvel Studios is creating its own Marvel TV shows that are closely related to what happens in the films. In fact, Feige has said that for the first time ever, the future of the MCU will be portrayed through both movies and TV shows, since in the overarching MCU history the Marvel Disney + shows are strongly related to the events in the Marvel Films will overlap.
With that in mind, Marvel has already announced a list of upcoming Marvel TV shows that will debut on Disney +. Many of these will be limited series with only six episodes. It’s longer than a movie, but short enough to give fans a tight storyline – and to keep not very busy actors like Tom Hiddleston and Paul Bettany for multi-year TV contracts.
Below we’ve compiled a list of all of the confirmed upcoming Marvel TV shows streamed on Disney +, including release dates, cast, and what we know about how the story relates to the larger MCU.
It’s worth noting that Feige was promoted to chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment in the fall of 2019 (thus overseeing Marvel TV), and Loeb was then heralded as a resignation from Marvel TV, with Agents of SHIELD and almost every other previous Marvel TV Closing shows were canceled. In fact, the only remaining show from Loeb’s tenure on Marvel TV is the upcoming series Helstromthat will be streaming on Hulu. As Marvel TV’s plans continue to flow, we’ll update this article accordingly.
Without further ado, read our guide to all of the upcoming Marvel TV shows that are in store for us. Check out our movie list to take a look at the movie page.