The other comic book-based TV show currently being developed by Syfy (for a 2018 release) is Krypton, a prequel to the Superman mythos set 200 years before Man of Steel.
Krypton is Superman / Kal-El’s home planet and one of the most important locations in the DC Comics universe. The Krypton television series will follow Seg-El (Kal-El’s grandfather) and his girlfriend Lyta Zod, as well as their respective relatives. During the years that the TV show will cover, the House of El was filled with shame and had an awful reputation, which prompted Seg-El to try to make amends in his family’s name.
The show is being developed by David S. Goyer, whose writing credits include The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Blade trilogy, and Man of Steel.


20th Century Fox is interested in taking FX’s success with Legion to Fox, its main broadcast network. To achieve that, the company brought in Burn Notice’s showrunner Matt Nix to create yet another X-Men property to television: The Gifted.
Unlike Legion, The Gifted seems a lot more accessible to mainstream audiences. The TV series will tell the story of a family that is on the run after finding out that their children are mutants, and like many X-Men stories, it will focus on young people learning to deal with their special gifts.
It will be Fox’s first superhero TV series since the release of Gotham and Lucifer, and it will place the network in the quite unique position of having both DC Comics and Marvel Comics properties within its lineup of television adaptations.


Initially developed as a Marvel Studios film that would be part of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Three with a 2018 release, Inhumans was downsized to an ABC television show which will have two episodes premiere first on IMAX screens.
Inhumans will feature Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, and Ken Leung as Karnak. Scott Buck, who has written for Rome, Dexter, Six Feet Under, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Iron Fist, will serve as a showrunner.
The Inhuman species was first introduced on ABC and in the MCU in general during the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which also airs on the network. The decision to scrap the Inhumans film and turn it into a TV series reveals that the original plans from Marvel to explore these characters have probably changed significantly.


It’s been a long time coming for Damage Control to become part of the MCU, and even though a television adaptation was announced in 2015, it finally only happened during 2017’s Sony/Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming – which is fitting, since those characters appeared often in Spider-Man comic book series.
From all we know, the plans to develop Damage Control as a comedy series for ABC are still very much alive, and their presence in Homecoming should indicate that the TV show is coming sooner rather than later. Ben Karlin, who is famous for his work on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, was appointed as the showrunner, but there are no set-in-stone reports in regards to the show’s cast and release date.


Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger will be a 10-episode TV series premiering in 2018 on the Disney/ABC-owned network Freeform. It will follow Tandy Bowen (Dagger) and Tyrone Johnson (Cloak) – two teenagers who fall in love in the midst of gaining superpowers.
Cloak & Dagger seems like a very intentional move from ABC and Marvel to compete with the teenage-friendly DC Comics television shows currently enjoying a lot of success on The CW: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. However, unlike their DC counterparts – which are not part of the greater DCEU continuity – Cloak & Dagger is most definitely set within the MCU.
This ABC television series was created by writer and producer Joe Pokaski, who has written for Marvel Comics and NBC’s Heroes.