9 Upcoming TV Series Based On Comic Books

The Flash, Gotham, Daredevil, Lucifer and Supergirl are some of the ongoing series that are based off of comic books and are wildly successful (if you think Arrow is missing from the list you should definitely reevaluate your definition of ‘wildly successful’). Here are a couple more that are expected to be just as good or even better than those listed above.


The Punisher


For those who keep up with Daredevil, we’ve seen the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen go toe-to-toe with the Punisher. And for those of us who don’t, Frank Castle was a US marine who lost his family to criminals and became the Punisher, an antihero who punishes criminals using his own discretion . He takes on the roles of judge, jury and heavily-armed executioner. The Punisher is a vigilante whose idea of protecting his city is killing the criminal element that makes it unsafe. The release date of the pilot episode has not yet been announced.


Luke Cage


Following in the Punisher’s footsteps, the character Luke Cage gets his start on a currently-airing show, Jessica Jones. Luke Cage comes off as an ordinary bartender but actually doubles as Power Man, a superhero with indestructible skin. You’d have an easier time cutting through diamond with a butter knife than piercing his skin. Luke Cage airs on 30th September, 2016.


Iron Fist


Iron Fist follows the story of Daniel Rand who obtains the power of the Iron Fist, which allows him to control and focus his chi, giving him the ability to punch through pretty much anything. Iron Fist is still in production and the release date is set for some time in 2017. Finn Jones, of Game of Thrones fame, has been cast as Daniel Rand.


The Defenders


The Defenders is a four-way crossover series of all Netflix’s Marvel shows. Four heroes team up to fight crime in New York. Marvel’s The Defenders will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones, all reprising their roles as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, respectively. Shooting is slated to kick off at the end of 2016.




According to IGN, Krypton “will follow Superman’s grandfather, whose House of El was ostracized and shamed, as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.” The prequel is set in a time before Krypton’s destruction and the Superman story we all know. The release date has not yet been announced.




When you’ve been hearing voices in your head since childhood you’re crazy, right? Maybe not. Maybe you are actually the son of  Professor Charles Xavier and are actually gifted as David Heller the main character of Legion is. On May 31, 2016, FX picked up the Legion series, with an eight-episode order. Legion debuts in early 2017.




Riverdale is an upcoming American teen drama television series based on the characters by Archie Comics. Our first non-powered series Riverdale deals with the struggles of a normal teenager. The shows pilot is set to air on 3rd October, 2016. The cast includes K. J. Apa, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes.


Protocol Orphans


Protocol Orphans is based on a graphic novel by  BOOM! Studios. It follows a group of orphans who were trained by the government to become covert operatives, gun-fighting law enforcers by day and squabbling sibings at night. If you’re a fan of spy fiction this is definitely the one you should be on the lookout for. The release date has not yet been made public.




Powerless is the first comedy on this list and the first sitcom series based on DC comics characters. We all love our superheroes and are grateful they fight villains to protect us. But do we ever wonder what happens after?  Who takes care of the aftermath of their fights? Powerless shows how an insurance company deals with destruction left by DC Superheros. It is set to air sometime in 2017.


The nerd invasion is moving to the next phase *evil laugh*.