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10 Comic Book Shows You Forgot Were In Development

There are so many comic book movies and TV shows happening, in various stages of development. It can get quite overwhelming, and honestly, it wouldn’t be that hard to forget about some of them. There are just too many to keep track up!

But some of these shows are still moving forward with production, regardless of how aware the audience is about the process. Here are ten shows that you may have forgotten will be on the way shortly.

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10 Hawkeye (Disney+)

One of the few non-superpowered members of the Avengers, Hawkeye stands out among the rest. His most recent appearance in the Avengers franchise (Avengers: Endgame) was an emotional one. It also raised many questions about the hero's appearance in future movies.

Regardless of his future in the MCU, there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing Hawkeye again. Disney+ has officially announced that his series will happen. Better yet, we know that Jeremy Renner has been pulled to reprise his role for the series. It’s also believed that the series will be the official premiere for Kate Bishop – the woman who picks up the Hawkeye mantle. No set release date has been given, but Disney+ had expressed hopes to have several TV shows, including this one, available upon launch.

9 Port Of Earth (Amazon)

Port of Earth is another series that is going to be getting the live-action treatment. Amazon has officially ordered the project, though no official release date has been given. The series is one that is still actively running, and is being published by Image Comics.

Port of Earth is a science fiction series that explores humanity's contact with aliens, but from a completely different perspective. Instead of having the visiting aliens be friend or foe; they’re merely business oriented. A deal is arranged, and ports put in place. But like any docking district, it requires a police force to keep the laws enforced.

8 Locke & Key (Netflix)

Locke & Key has had one of the most complex journeys to the small screen – and it hasn’t even released yet. The series has exchanged hands more than once in the last two years, finally settling in at Netflix. Netflix is officially running with the series, but little news has come out about it.

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Locke & Key comics are influenced heavily by Lovecraft’s works. It’s dark and mysterious, but has plenty of actions moments as well. The series is focused on a mysterious house, and unsurprisingly there are plenty of locked doorways and keys to be found. But the doors don’t work the way you would expect…

7 Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur (Disney Channel)

It’s really no surprise that Disney is moving forward with making an animated Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur series. Lunella is a brilliant and charismatic character, and one that is sure to charm girls and boys of all ages.Lunella is quite literally the smartest girl on Earth 616 – a fact that she’s become very proud of. Her appearance caused a shifting for the ranking of every other character out there, but many took it gracefully. Oh, and did we mention that her best friend is a dinosaur? What more do you need to hear before falling in love with the series?The series doesn’t officially have a title yet, despite the assumption that it’ll keep the comic name. And no release date has been announced. Despite these factors, the show does appear to be in active production.

6 Ice Cream Man (UCP)

In October of 2018 Universal Cable Prods (UCP) announced that they were making a live-action adaptation of Ice Cream Man. These are the same guys that brought us Happy, so odds are good that they’ll hit the right tone for the series.So far no announcement has been made for what channel (or streaming service) the show will air on, but there will hopefully be news in the near future.Ice Cream Man is a horror fantasy series. It’s a dark series, but it also has a twisted sense of humor about itself. If you’re looking for a series with a strong (but unpredictable) narrator, then this is the series for you.

5 M.O.D.O.K. (Hulu)

M.O.D.O.K. is actually one of four animated series that Hulu will be working on, thanks to a deal with Disney/Marvel. For those that are curious, the other three series are Hit-Mokey, Tigra & Dazzler, and Howard the Duck.M.O.D.O.K. may not be a name that everybody knows – but he certainly is one of the more recognizable (and memorable) characters. M.O.D.O.K. is famous for his giant head – you know the one, where it’s basically his entire body? Yeah, that’s him. Needless to say, he has a bit of trouble being taken seriously as a villain, so he has to go out of his way to be threatening.

4 Vagrant Queen (Syfy)

Syfy has announced that they’re officially moving forward with a live-action adaptation of Vagrant Queen. The series is published by Vault Comics, and is still relatively new. So it’s big news for this series!

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The show itself is worth bragging about as well. According to the producers, the series is going to have an all-female writing and directors. The first season is going to be ten episodes, but there’s room for more seasons to follow.The series follows ex-queen Elida and is a complex space opera full of political debates and concerns. Elida herself is an ex-child queen, one who is constantly facing assassination attempts after the replacement of the government.

3 Blacksmith (NBC)

An adaptation for Blacksmith was announced back in December, and while not much news has come out since, the series seems to be heading forward in production. The series will air on NBC, and is being produced by Universal TV and Studio71.

Blacksmith follows Alex Malloy, a brilliant man with a specialty in weapon designs. However, Malloy’s world is changed forever when he learns that his plans have been finding their way into the wrong hands.

2 Secret Six (CBS)

DC’s Secret Six has been optioned by CBS, and this one came along with a production commitment. The series follows six strangers brought together through blackmail. No, we’re not describing the plot of Clue. These strangers are forced together to work as a team and take care of the rampant corruption of politicians and other elite members of society.The Secret Six have been known to change out members from time to time. So it’ll be interesting to see who they chose for this project. Known members include Bane, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor, Mad Hatter, Penguin, Deadshot, Giganta, and dozens of others.

1 Doctor Mirage (The CW)

The CW has had a lot of success with adapting comic series into shows, so it’s no shocker that they optioned for another one. This time around they’re focusing on Doctor Mirage. The adaptation has admittedly hit a few speed bumps, causing it to be brought back to the drawing board at least once.

Doctor Mirage is a Valiant series, and follows a character of the same name. She’s a paranormal investigator with the unique ability to see the dead. Her tale is both dramatic and heartbreaking, making it a perfect fit for the channel.

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