Variety reports that the company is in early development on a number of limited series centered on Marvel Cinematic Universe characters, with the Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olson-played characters specifically mentioned as being in the works. While no characters have been confirmed (although with that Variety report, it sounds like Loki and Scarlet Witch are indeed happening) this opens the door to everyone from recent fan favorites like Valkyrie to mainstays like Hawkeye.
These new standalone shows on the Disney streaming service will include just six to eight episodes, but Marvel and Disney are expected to invest heavily with big budgets to rival those of major studio productions.
It's further stressed the Avengers that have already received their own films, like Iron Man and Captain America, will not be featured in the series with the studios focusing on characters who have served as second tier characters in the MCU.
More screen time: Variety said the actors who play the superhero characters on the big screen will be tapped to star in the small screen shows. With Feige's attachment to the shows, it means they will fall under the Marvel Studios production banner instead of Marvel TV that houses Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.as well as the various Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil, Punisher, and Luke Cage. Are you interested in seeing television shows about Loki and Scarlet Witch? The reluctant hero and sometimes villain has always been one of the most fun characters to watch because of his constant changes in allegiance and unpredictability and should make for some compelling stories in his own TV show.
This is big news, and only bolsters Disney Play's power. That's a huge coup and raises the price of each of these potential limited series quite a bit, so Marvel likely wouldn't confirm anything until it had locked contracts from the potential stars anyway.
When Disney eventually launches its forthcoming online streaming platform, they'll be entering an extremely saturated market. Most notably, Loki and Scarlet Witch were listed as two of the shows in development.