A new report from Deadline revealed a ton of information about Disney’s upcoming streaming service. Maybe the juiciest piece of information is that Disney and Marvel will be launching a brand new live-action Marvel television series on the upcoming streaming service.
Along with the announcement of the series they also revealed key details. The new Marvel TV series will have a 10-episode season and a budget between $25 million and $35 million for all 10 episodes. However, there is the possibility the series could have a budget of $100 million.
The new series will most definitely not be R-Rated. Disney is excluding all R-rated content from the platform. Any new R-rated content will go to Hulu. Netflix will also keep their Marvel series which include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Punisher.
Along with the new Marvel television series, Disney will also launch High School Musical, Monsters Inc. and Star Wars television series.
It’s interesting that Disney will be moving their R-rated content to Hulu. With the Fox merger, Fortune reports Disney will now own a 60% stake in the streaming service. It’s not that big of a surprise they would want to keep their R-Rated content separate from the Disney brand.
Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Loeb had previously commented on why they put the more mature Marvel shows on Netflix instead of ABC.
I think people confuse the fact that we go to other networks as a sign that we’re not on ABC. The truth of the matter is that those shows weren’t appropriate for us to be on ABC. How do we know that? We talk to ABC and we talk about what is it that you’re looking for?
Since this new Marvel TV show will definitely not have any mature content, which group of characters or character would you like to see get a live-action adaptation?