Marvel TV hasn’t been prospering as the movies have and it seems like there will be significant changes across the TV department at Marvel Studios. Most Marvel properties were scattered on TV networks like Hulu, ABC, Freeform, etc. Now the focus has shifted to the upcoming Disney+ streaming service.
The majority of Netflix series like Daredevil, The Punisher and others were brought down by Netflix over the course of the last two years and the Hulu network cancelled the GhostRider series too. The latest to disappear is Cloak & Dagger, which aired on the Freeform network.
This was expected to happen as no episodes had aired in the last five months and the ratings for season two were dismal. It’s also worth mentioning that ratings dropped nearly 40% during the course of season two.
Here’s the statement Freeform provided to Deadline regarding the matter:
“We are so proud of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and the trailblazing stories this series told. We are also grateful to our incredible talent Oliva Holt and Aubrey Joseph, for bringing these beloved characters to life and showrunner Joe Pokaski for his vision. We want to thank our partners at Marvel Television for a wonderful two seasons, and we are hopeful that we can find another project together.”
As I said earlier, there will be some significant changes across Marvel TV. Most of their TV shows are not being renewed. Also, Kevin Feige was appointed as the Chief Creative Officer at Marvel last week and he is looking for some big reboots. It seems like he’s clearing the house and wants to do something new with his take on Marvel TV properties. There are reports he’s eager to start with Ghost Rider, but nothing confirmed.
There are lots of things going on with Marvel and Disney, but our main catch is the release of Disney+ in November. The focus has now been placed on the heroes over at Disney+ and that’s where we should turn our attention going forward.