“Jessica Jones Co-Creator Developing Marvel’s Scarlet TV Series”

“The Marvel Cinematic Universe officially kicked off in 2008, but Marvel Studios’ massive franchise expanded beyond films and into television with the premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC in 2013. The TV side of the MCU has since expanded to include a universe-within-a-universe on Netflix. Established with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, The Defenders universe takes place primarily in New York City and includes Luke Cage and Iron Fist – as well as the Punisher spinoff announced earlier this year.

However, with the cancellation of Agent Carter and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff Marvel’s Most Wanted  officially not moving ahead at ABC, it remains to be seen exactly whether and how Marvel TV will continue to expand. Certainly, the studio has the Cloak and Dagger series in development and now it seems another Marvel-based show is in the works at a premium cable network.

Deadline is reporting that co-creator of the Jessica Jones character, Brian Michael Bendis, spoke about a new series in development at Marvel TV based on his character Scarlet while at the ATX Television Festival. He said:

“I do a book called Scarlet which is soon to be announced also in our universe of television. Not announced yet, but HBO.”

According to Bendis, the project is “at the earliest stage” but “the team around it…will be announced as soon as all are on the same page.” Additionally, though Bendis mentioned Scarlet is in the works at HBO, Deadline confirmed the project is actually in development at fellow Time Warner network Cinemax…”



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