What’s the next Marvel TV show? Here’s your guide to the MCU TV Shows.
Since the start of Phase 4, Marvel has really focused on bringing their Disney+ TV shows into the forefront of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as equals alongside their films.
If you didn’t watch 2021’s Wandavision, you wouldn’t have understood 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness whatsoever. Unlike Marvel’s previous TV efforts, their new series are just as important to the overarching MCU plotlines as the films.
If you’re a true MCU diehard, you need to be aware of what’s going on in their TV shows as Phase 4 ends and Phase 5 begins. This list will help you do just that with all the upcoming Marvel TV shows as of mid-October 2022.
It’s time to take a look at the new Marvel TV shows in store for fans for the last few months of 2022 and over the next few years.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)
The next Marvel TV show to be released on Disney+ is The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. Like the film series, it will be directed by James Gunn who is an admitted unironic fan of the Star Wars Holiday Special. It will be the epilogue to Phase 4 and takes place between the events of Thor: Love and Thunder and the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Vague spoilers ahead for Avengers: Endgame, be warned. Not much is known about the plot of the 40-minute film, but it includes all of the main crew returning including Mantis, Nebula, and Gamora. Fans will have to wait to find out what send-off to this phase will be like.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special is set to release this 2022 holiday season.
Secret Invasion (Early 2023)
After the Holiday Special, we have Secret Invasion, a story that will center around the shapeshifting aliens known as Skrulls.
It will involve Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), and Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) as they deal with a rebel group of Skrulls led by Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir). Martin Freeman and Don Cheadle will return as Everett K. Ross and Rhodes respectively.
There isn’t a lot of information out yet about the plot other than what’s seen in the trailer, but like Captain America: Civil War was inspired by the Marvel crossover comic event Civil War, this series is inspired by a comic event where Skrulls invaded Earth, posing as superheroes to invade the planet.
No specific release date has been given yet, but it is set to release in the early part of 2023 with 6 episodes.
What If…? Season 2 (Early 2023)
After Secret Invasion releases, the next upcoming Marvel TV show is season 2 of the What If…? animated series. In this cartoon, Uatu, known more commonly as the Watcher and voiced by Jeffrey Wright, watches over the multiverse.
Each episode of season 1 was a new spin on stories from the MCU with certain events happening differently, like Peggy Carter becoming Captain Carter instead of Steve Rogers becoming Captain America. It seemed completely episodic until the end of the season when, minor spoilers, different heroes from each episode and universe had to unite at the Watcher’s request to save the multiverse from an existential threat.
The first episode of season 2 will feature Captain Carter and what happened to her universe’s Steve Rogers. Little else is known besides that, like whether or not all of the episodes will follow the cast from the first season or if it’ll feature universes we haven’t seen yet.
What If…? season 2 will have 9 episodes. Like Secret Invasion, it’s set to premiere in early 2023.
Fans of the Hawkeye series will be pleased to know that Maya Lopez/Echo (played by Alaqua Cox) will be returning for her own spin-off limited series. Minor spoilers for Hawkeye ahead. Echo is a martial artist who is able to perfectly mimic other people’s movements – she also happens to be the deaf adopted niece of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin (played by Vincent D’Onofrio).
In her series, Maya, a character who is part Cheyenne (Native American tribe) and part Latin American, will return to Oklahoma to live in her hometown and get in touch with her roots. Alaqua Cox’s birthplace was the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin; she’s from both the Menominee and Mohican nations, and she’s deaf herself, so she brings authenticity to her role that many fans have enjoyed.
While in Oklahoma, she will have to reckon with the consequences of her actions from the first season. Viewers will learn more about her origin story. D’Onofrio returns alongside her as Kingpin with William Lopez playing her father, Zahn McClarnon, and Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.
The show will be released sometime in mid-2023. No episode count is currently given online.
Loki Season 2 (Mid-2023)
Tom Hiddleston has been charming fans since his first appearance in Thor back in 2011. Over a decade later, he’s still thrilling Marvelheads in the Loki series with his co-star Sophia Di Martino who plays Sylvie. Loki season 1 was a smashing success with elements of action, comedy, and romance that culminated in a mindblowing finale that, vague spoilers for those who haven’t seen season 1, set up the next Thanos-level threat.
Nothing has been revealed about the story so far, but Hiddleston and Di Martino will be reprising their roles alongside the majority of the season 1 cast. Owen Wilson returns as Mobius M. Mobius, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Renslayer, Eugene Coredo as Casey/Hunter K-5E (now a series regular), and Tara Strong will continue voicing the Time Variance Authority’s mascot Miss Minutes. Ke Huy Quan has been cast as a Time Variance Archivist while Rafael Casal has been given an unknown important role in the series.
Loki Season 2 will be six episodes long and is set to release in the middle part of 2023.
Ironheart (Late 2023)
Soon to be introduced in the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever film, Dominique Thorn is set to star as Riri Williams aka Ironheart in the show of the same name. Riri is a young inventor who rivals the genius of Tony Stark and builds a high-tech armor suit like Iron Man’s.
The plot details haven’t been released yet, but some of the casting information has. Anthony Ramos has been cast as Parker Robbins/The Hood, a magic user and Riri’s friend. Jim Rash will once again play the dean of MIT and Lyric Ross plays Riri’s BFF. Although their roles are still unknown, Disney/Marvel have cast several other actors including Manny Montana, Alden Ehrenreich, and Shakira Barrera.
Ironheart will be 6 episodes long and will be released in the latter part of 2023.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos (Late 2023)
Who’s that being cast in her own Wandavision spin-off? It was Agatha all along. The clear fan favorite of the first MCU Disney+ show returns to star in a “dark comedy”, according to Variety.
The plot is still hush-hush, but Kathryn Hahn returns as Agatha with Emma Caulfield Ford once again playing Dottie. No other cast members have been announced.
There is currently no episode count. It has a tentative release date of late 2023.
Daredevil: Born Again (2024)
Big spoilers ahead for those of you who have not kept up with Marvel recently, so be warned. Charlie Cox, who was mentioned as playing Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Echo earlier, will once again play the beloved blind crime-fighting lawyer in his own upcoming Marvel TV show with Vincent D’Onofrio returning as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, too.
While there is no available info on the plot yet, the name does not allude to Matt Murdock suddenly becoming evangelical. Instead, it’s an allusion to the new series being a reboot of the old Netflix one. Some fans will be disappointed that the original storyline won’t be continued, but most are just happy to get more of that gritty Daredevil goodness.
There will be 18 episodes of Daredevil: Born Again, and it will see a release in 2024.
X-Men ‘97 (Late 2023)
Can’t you just hear the theme song from the original show playing in your head reading that title? Diehard fans of the ‘90s cartoon and older millennials who grew up watching it alike were over the moon when Marvel announced a continuation of the original series.
X-Men ‘97 will take place right where the original show left off with much of the original voice cast returning alongside some new faces. Story details have yet to be released.
So far, no episode count has been given. The show will be released in late 2023.
Spider-Man: Freshman Year (2024)
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is receiving his own animated show sometime in 2024. It’s set in an alternate universe where Norman Osborn influenced the person Peter Parker became instead of Tony Stark.
Little is known about the story or the voice cast so far, but it’s confirmed that Charlie Cox will voice Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and comedy legend Paul F. Tompkins will voice Bentley Wittman/the Wizard. Some of the other characters that appear are Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange, Nico Minoru, and Mac Gargan/the Scorpion.
No episode count is available. The show is set to be released at some point in 2024.
Marvel Zombies (2024)
Disney/Marvel are currently developing a Marvel Zombies show which will be an animated series with seemingly no connection to the MCU, although given we’re in the multiverse phases of the MCU, who knows?
The show will continue where the What If…? season 1 episode What If… Zombies? left off. The What If…? episode itself is taken from a comic event set in a universe with Marvel characters being turned into zombies.
There is no episode count yet, but it will be released at some point in 2024.
Wonder Man (TBA)
Simon Williams/Wonder Man from the Marvel comics universe is joining the MCU at some point in the not-so-distant future. The only information about casting so far is that Ben Kingsley returns to play Trevor Slattery.
No episode count or release date information is available as of October 2022.
Unnamed Wakanda Series (TBA)
Ryan Coogler who wrote and directed both Black Panther and the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sequel will be creating a spin-off series that follows at least some of the same characters from the films.
Very little is currently known about the show other than it will see the return of Okoye (Danai Gurira). The story might be about her origins.
No episode count or release date is currently given for this show.
Unnamed Nova Series (TBA)
First appearing in the original Guardians of the Galaxy film, the Nova Corps. has shown up here and there in the Marvel cinematic universe from time to time until Thanos wiped them out. Although almost nothing is known about this new series, Richard Rider/Nova from the comics will be coming to the MCU to star in his own show.
No episode count or release date is currently available for the Nova series.
Armor Wars (TBA)
Originally planned to be released in either Phase 5 or Phase 6 as a Disney+ limited series, fans of Don Cheadles’ Rhodes will have to wait a bit longer as this series has been upgraded to a full MCU movie.
Those are all the upcoming Marvel TV shows that are currently known as of October 2022. Remember to come back to see if anything else has been added in the future. If you’re still thirsting for some more MCU content, be sure to check out our complete list of Marvel movies and tell us the series you’re most excited about in the comments.
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Joseph has been writing about games for a decade. His gaming interests are wide and varied, but he’s most fond of fighting games, Pokemon, and most Blizzard games. When he’s not gaming, he’s watching trashy reality TV, listening to comedy podcasts, or studying languages