4 New Marvel Shows Coming in 2017
Marvel has had plenty of success in the television landscape, having launched a slew of successful shows — including Agents of SHIELD and Daredevil — on ABC and Netflix over the last several years. But there’s a whole lot more to come. The company is set to unveil several more shows next year, even adding another network to its lineup of small-screen partnerships. Here are three new Marvel shows set to premiere in 2017.
- Iron Fist
Netflix’s fourth Marvel series will star Finn Jones in the lead role of Daniel Rand aka Iron Fist. The hero fights against the criminal elements corrupting New York City with his master kung-fu skills and ability to summon the power of the fiery Iron Fist, which strikes opponents with superhuman impact. The show will reportedly pick up just as Rand has returned to the Big Apple, after having gone missing from the city for several years.
Jessica Henwick will co-star as Iron Fist’s samurai ally, Colleen Wing, while David Wenham has signed on to play Harold Meachum, a ruthless corporate leader who was partners with Danny Rand’s parents at the time of their death.
Iron Fist is set to kick off its first season in early 2017.
Update 10/4/16: Netflix has confirmed that the 13-episode freshman season will premiere on March 17, 2017.
- The Punisher
As announced earlier this year, Marvel and Netflix are expanding their collaboration to include a spin-off centering on the Daredevil character, the Punisher. Jon Bernthal is set to reprise his role as the vengeful military veteran, Frank Castle, who brings his own dealy form of justice to the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen. Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal, Casualty) will serve as showrunner on the series, co-starring Ben Barnes, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Amber Rose Revah. Though an exact premiere had yet to be announced, the show reportedly started filming in October and Marvel has confirmed its eyeing a release in 2017.