Marvel Television will no longer be a separate entity. With its slate dwindling over the past year and its head Jeph Loeb set to depart, the television-focused Marvel division will be phased out.
The Marvel TV projects that are currently in production will continue and will be folded into Marvel Studios, but any further development is being scrapped. As a result, a significant portion of the unit’s staff are being laid off, sources said. The executives impacted are said to include Cort Lane, Marsha Griffin, Mark Ambrose, Tom Lieber and Aimee Carlson.
Marvel TV’s SVP Current Programming and Production Karim Zreik and member of his team will join the Marvel Studios group to oversee the remaining Marvel TV shows already on the books and on the go.
That includes the announced four animated series and the live-action Helstrom for Hulu and last season of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will still be made. Other Marvel TV staffers are being reassigned, sources said.