Simone Missick’s Misty Knight And The Possibility Her Own Spinoff Series

Posted Monday, August 8th, 2016 10:00 am GMT -4 by

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Simone Missick‘s character, Misty Knight, will make her debut on Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’ but now word comes that Misty Knight might even be receiving her own spinoff series!

Marvel TV’s head Jeph Loeb teased:

“We’re very lucky in a sense that our casts are so rich and deep and so diverse.  We certainly have plans for all of our characters. A lot of it has to do with exactly how many shows Netflix is actually going to let us make. We’re up to six now.  At a certain point, we have to be careful that we’re not becoming the Marvel channel on Netflix.”

Hmmm, was that a dig at The CW, who will now host four consecutive nights of DC Comics shows; ‘Supergirl’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Arrow’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ with rumblings that they may add a fifth show on Friday nights, possibly a revival of NBC’s cancelled ‘Constantine’?

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At any rate, Netflix recently ordered a series based on Jon Bernthal‘s ‘The Punisher’ who impressed fans in Season Two of ‘Daredevil’.  ‘The Punisher’ joins the existing ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ and the in-production ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ and the team-up limited series ‘The Defenders’ which unites the four original stars.  The Marvel shows have proven a major hit for the streaming service, with a third season of ‘Daredevil’ and a second of ‘Jessica Jones’ already ordered.  Assuming ‘Luke Cage’ and ‘Iron Fist’ continue to impress, future installments of those shows is a given.  Is there room for ‘Misty Knight’?  Netflix already nixed any hopes fans might have had for them picking up ‘Agent Carter’, which lasted for two low-rated seasons on ABC.

Along those lines, Loeb added:

“But I think Netflix is being very selective in terms of where we’re going. That being said, Simone just knocked it so far out of the park that we’re still trying to find the baseball. It’s somewhere out there traversing the globe. So it’s really great. And I can tell you that what she’s doing on Luke Cage, it’s just incredible. The fans are really going to love it.”

Missick, for her part, seems game:

“Somebody put it on Twitter that they want to see a Misty Knight series with Shonda Rhimes as one of the writers. I was like, ‘Hell yeah.’  How cool would that be? If you say it, if you put it out there, maybe it will happen. Tweet it, and it will come.”

Well, Shonda Rhimes might be a stretch.  She creates her own shows for ABC, so her coming on as a writer for an adaptation for a different outlet may be a too much to hope for.  Plus her shows skew more toward soapy dramas.  Not that she couldn’t do it, but she surely makes more for creating her own shows, ‘Scandal’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ than she would a show owned by someone else.

But would you like to see Misty Knight in her own show?  Or perhaps costarring with her longtime comic book partner Colleen Wing, who will also debut on ‘Iron Fist’ played by Jessica Henwick?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter