The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand away from the term cinematic, and onto streaming platforms. Well, specifically Disney+. The burgeoning streaming platform already has a host of MCU shows in the works, and now it has another: Samuel L. Jackson will reprise his role as Nick Fury for a new MCU show on the streaming service.
Unfortunately we don’t know much about the show itself. Jackson has indeed signed on for it, but we don’t know if it’s for a Fury-centric show or if he’ll just be a supporting character.
It would make sense for the show to be about Fury though, since he’s sort of been sidelined in the latter MCU movies. We last saw him in a supporting role in Captain Marvel and in the credits sequence of Spider-Man: Far From Home. It would be a nice touch to have a show revolve around the guy that pretty much got this whole cinematic universe thing going in the first place.
Kyle Bradstreet (Mr. Robot, Copper) will write and executive produce the series. If, or more likely when, the series gets picked up, this will be the first regular TV role on Jackson’s long, long career. We’ll now wait to hear more about the show and whether Fury will indeed get to be centre stage for once.
As mentioned, Disney+ has myriad other MCU shows in the works. WandaVision will hit sometime this year, and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier and Loki will arrive in 2021.
Other shows in development include She-Hulk with the recently-cast Tatiana Maslany, Hawkeye, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel.