Though the Marvel Cinematic Universe first came to television with ABC’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, it has arguably had its greatest episodic success in a less traditional venue. That venue, of course, is Netflix, which has produced and distributed five Marvel shows to date – ‘Daredevil‘, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Luke Cage‘, ‘Iron Fist’, ‘The Defenders’, and ‘The Punisher’. And while not every series has been a home run (we’re looking at you, ‘Iron Fist’), the streaming titan has managed a pretty impressive batting average overall. That being the case, it’s hard not to wonder if there are more to come.
The odd thing about that question is that the answer may not be entirely up to Netflix. Disney, after all, is preparing to launch a streaming service of their own (expected to arrive sometime in 2019), and the word at this stage is that most Disney content (though likely not the Netflix Marvel shows) will be moving to their platform, and the Mouse is seen as unlikely to give the go-ahead to new content for competing outlets.
In spite of this, Netflix vice-president Cindy Holland implied while speaking at the TCA Summer Tour that new Marvel shows were very much possible. In the course of her remarks, Holland noted that there is “always an ongoing discussion as to whether we will spin off additional characters.” While that’s hardly an announcement of a new series, it certainly makes it seem that the door has not closed on the possibility.
The keyword there is likely “spin off”. While Disney may not be willing to move ahead with, say, a Moon Knight Netflix series, a show dealing with characters introduced in prior Netflix shows may well have a foot in the door. Granted this is entirely speculative, but given both this news and the apparent efforts the creative forces at Marvel Television are making to develop the relationship between Colleen Wing and Misty Knight? It’s looking like a ‘Daughters of the Dragon’ series may be coming to Netflix sooner rather than later.