At this point, it is pretty clear to almost everyone that Marvel and Netflix have a fantastic collaboration. Even though two seasons of “Daredevil” and a season of “Jessica Jones” are the only things to have aired so far, the reviews have been solid and they have certainly generated plenty of attention to the streaming service.
It’s for this simple reason that we are talking so much about spin-offs already. Marvel has already announced that Jon Bernthal’s version of The Punisher will be getting his own solo series in the future, and there is already some early buzz about Misty Knight, a popular comic character played by Simone Missick on “Luke Cage,” eventually finding her own home. It’s something that would be a great addition to the pantheon of series, but at the same time, there are questions as to just how many TV series can exist on the medium. This is precisely the message that was echoed by Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb to The Hollywood Reporter:
“We’re very lucky in a sense that our casts are so rich and deep and so diverse … We certainly have plans for all of our characters. A lot of it has to do with exactly how many shows Netflix is actually going to let us make. We’re up to six now … I think Netflix is being very selective in terms of where we’re going. That being said, Simone just knocked it so far out of the park that we’re still trying to find the baseball. It’s somewhere out there traversing the globe. So it’s really great. And I can tell you that what she’s doing on Iron Fist, it’s just incredible. The fans are really going to love it.”
So there you have it: Confirmation that if nothing else, you’re going to see two different series with Misty Knight involved.
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