Wow! Here’s a terrific exclusive by our friend Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com: "The notorious secrecy that surrounds Marvel‘s projects has been heightened to the nth degree for this one."
And here’s Andreeva’s scoop: "I hear that Marvel is quietly putting together a package of four drama series and a miniseries — a total of some 60 episodes — that would be taken out to the VOD and cable space, with Netflix, Amazon and WGN America rumored as potential candidates. Feelers had been sent out, and I hear there’s already interest from digital platforms and traditional cable networks in the package, which I hear is in very early stages with very little talent attached. Reps for Marvel refused any comment."
Marvel, owned by Disney, is on quite a roll. "The Avengers" was the highest-grossing movie of 2012, and currently holds the all-time box-office record for weekend gross. And "The Avengers" is currenlty being featured on Amazon’s streaming video service.
Furthermore, "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is a hit on ABC and has been given a full-season order.
Andreeva concludes her scoop by writing: "Committing to 60 episodes off the bat is a big undertaking for a network/digital service but would make sense for outlets new to scripted programming that are looking to quickly build up a slate and want to capitalize on the Marvel brand."