The upcoming streaming service from Disney is going to burst out of the blocks with some pretty compelling content. However, there are a few popular Marvel projects which won’t move to it.
Disney has been conducting meetings with various creative people about the upcoming service, and in those discussions, it has revealed that the popular Marvel Netflix shows will stay put on Netflix (via Deadline).
It is a part of the Mouse House’s strategy to place content where it will do well. That is the reason why the service won’t display any R-Rated content, although it has the opportunity to spend more on expensive films and TV series. R-Rated films and series will be placed on Hulu, whereas the Netflix Marvel shows will stay where they are right now.
It is a win-win situation for all concerned, at least for the time being. Netflix and Hulu will be free to go ahead with their own Disney or Marvel based projects whereas Disney will create and market other Marvel and Star Wars projects.
Disney has set some realistic goals to deliver these shows to the upcoming service. They are planning to make 4-5 original movies and five TV series for the service in its debut year. Talking about television, a 10 episode season is likely to cost anywhere from $25 million to $35 million. However, Disney isn’t averse to costlier series, even those costing around $100 million for a 10 episode season.
Other under development projects are Don Quixote, Lady and the Tramp, The Paper Magician, Stargirl, Togo and also Magic Camp and Noelle. Don Quixote is scripted by Billy Ray. Stargirl is going to be directed by Julia Hart whereas Togo’s director is going to be Ericson Core. As far as Magic Camp is concerned, the show will be directed by Mark Waters, and there is no director associated with Noelle yet, however, it will star Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, and Shirley MacLaine.
Some more Marvel and Star Wars projects are also being developed, and more announcements are likely to come later this year. Disney’s streaming service is unnamed as of now, and it is likely to debut in Fall of 2019.
Jessica Jones Season 2 is the next Marvel project to arrive on Netflix on March 8.