WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
Near the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Avengers: Infinity War, the Mad Titan Thanos collected all six Infinity Stones on his gauntlet, snapped his fingers and wiped out half of all life throughout the entire universe.
Naturally, such a seismic event is bound to take place everywhere: from Knowhere to the streets of New York. Since the MCU is a connected universe, both with its theatrical and television projects, fans spent a great deal of time wondering if the reality-altering events of Infinity War would impact Marvel's upcoming television series. Well now, we finally have an answer.
During a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb was asked where the upcoming seasons of his various television shows fit in the MCU timeline. "For the most part our stories will take place BEFORE Thanos clicked his fingers," Loeb answered. "A lot of that has to do with production and when we are telling our stories vs. when the movies come out."
Therefore, it appears that all TV projects Loeb is spearheading for the MCU take place before Infinity War. The recently concluded fifth season of Jessica Jones, the upcoming Freeform series Cloak & Dagger and all of the new Netflix seasons, which include Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Daredevil and The Punisher -- all of these superhero adventures, those we have already seen and those we have yet to, all take place before Thanos comes to Earth.
That way, the television series are free to tell their own stories, without having to address something as massive as half of its main cast disappearing into dust.
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger television series premieres tonight on Freeform. Next up on Marvel TV's docket is Netflix's Luke Cage Season 2, which is set to drop June 22. Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now.