After turning Marvel Television into a company rivaling its film studio cousin, co-head and physical production honcho Jim Chory is leaving.
This is a move that shakes up the stable Marvel TV-verse, because it was under Chory and Jeph Loeb (who was the co-head of the company that dealt with creative) that Marvel launched and maintained its multi-network web of live-action series. According to Deadline, Chory picked now to depart because Marvel doesn’t currently have any pilots or new shows greenlit. That means, even though the studio is in development on a number of series, that Chory’s leaving at a time of relative safety for the company to handle business without him.
The prolific producer was an executive producer on every single live-action Marvel show, on every network. That means that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, and Agent Carter for ABC; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, and The Punisher for Netflix; Legion on FX; Runaways for Hulu; and The Gifted for Fox. A busy guy, to be sure. Chory reportedly left several weeks ago of his own volition, and the company hasn’t fallen apart yet.
However, it’s unclear whether Loeb is now taking on double duty as the sole senior head of Marvel Television or if the company has already filled Chory’s role. As the company is in a good position, especially with the successful debut of Cloak & Dagger, now’s the time for any boat-rocking to occur -- they can handle it.