While you'd think the head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb, would get a chance to just celebrate the second season of a critically acclaimed show like Daredevil premiering, his time in that frame of mind has to be short. That's because he has the next thing to think about, and the next, and the next, years ahead, already.
"It never stops," Loeb told ComicBook.com at the Daredevil Season Two premiere. "We have, in one way or the other, there's nine or ten shows that are going." That may seem like a lot to keep track of, and it is, he admitted. "They're going on in my brain. The idea is, much like when I was doing television and writing comics at the same time, it’s about telling stories, and making sure we are telling the best stories that we can."
Luckily, Loeb isn't doing all this by himself, which he's quick to point out and appreciate.
"I’m not there alone, I’ve got people like Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, and Alan Fine at Marvel, incredible showrunners, incredible writers, Jim Chory, who’s my head of production and can make all of these things happen," he said. "It’s having a team around you to be able to do exactly what you’re saying, which is not just live here, but live ten months in the future and know what we’re doing not just now but a year from now."
While nine or ten shows may sound like a lot when there seems to only ever be at most two on the air (or debuting on Netflix) at the same time, when you count them out it makes sense. There's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which just got a season four renewal, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones season two, Iron Fist, Marvel's Most Wanted, and The Defenders all officially announced. That's seven right there. Add in the John Ridley mystery project, a rumored Punisher spin-off, that's nine. If Agent Carter is renewed? Well that's ten right there. Even if he's not thinking about Daredevil in particular in that number, it's still easy to see it. The intrigue comes, of course, if he's not counting Daredevil and S.H.I.E.L.D. in his head, which leaves more mystery projects as possibilities.
Daredevil Season 2 premieres March 18, 2016 on Netflix.