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Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb Reportedly Exiting By End of Year

October 23, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Jeph Loeb, who has overseen Marvel TV for nearly a decade, will reportedly leave his position by the end of the year. Deadline reports that Loeb, who oversaw such shows as Legion, Daredevil, Agents of SHIELD, Runaways, Jessica Jones, The Gifted, and (yes, these too) Iron Fist and Inhumans, will exit his role as the head of Marvel Television before 2020 arrives. According to the site, one source said, “Jeph has been thinking about making a change for a while, and now seemed the right time to take that step.”

Loeb’s impending exit comes as Marvel has shifted its creative structure, making Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige the Chief Creative Officer and putting Marvel Television — previously under Dan Buckley, who reported to Ike Perlmutter — a direct part of Marvel Studios along with Marvel Family Entertainment and thus reporting to Feige. Marvel Television has been losing many of its productions including the Netflix shows and Agents of SHIELD, which finishes its run next summer, with only its Freeform and Hulu series — Cloak & Dagger, Runaways, and the upcoming Helstrom and a few animated series — under Marvel TV’s banner. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios is producing all the currently-slated Disney+ Marvel shows like Loki, Falcon & Winter Solder, WandaVision, and Hawkeye.

Loeb has a history with the comics industry in addition to his television production work, having written several books for both Marvel and DC in the past. On TV outside Marvel, he was a writer and executive producer on Heroes, and a writer and supervising producer on both Smallville and Lost.