Exclusive: Men In Black Live-Action Streaming Series In The Works

By Doug Norrie | 3 months ago

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If you have a major movie franchise in your clutches and you aren’t thinking about turning that thing into a television series then I really don’t know what you are thinking at all. At this point in the streaming timeline, with content at a total premium, it makes sense to slice and dice every little bit of story in your catalog and make it into something that can last a ton of episodes. We are seeing it everywhere and it looks like there is another one on the way. The latest Giant Freakin Robot exclusive from our trusted and proven source has it that there is a Men in Black TV series currently in development from Sony. It looks like we could be getting the MIB back in action, taking on some new Agents with singular letter names. 

There aren’t a ton of details about the Men in Black TV series right now though because the movies in the past had almost been more about the organization than the characters themselves, we could see this go in a number of ways. For starters, a logical twist on this new series would be to have it act as a prequel. This strategy works for a number of different reasons. For starters, since we were dropped into the organization all the way back in 1997 and learned about the titular group mostly through the eyes of Will Smith’s character, we never got the full scope of just how they got there. It’s already a well-oiled machine when we get Tommy Lee Jones’s Agent K in the famous glasses and memory-wiper. 

Additionally, a prequel Men in Black TV series, especially one set well before the events of the films, would eliminate any problems in overlapping any of the characters from the film series. While they wouldn’t definitely have to go that way, it’s why you see this happening in other franchises that are getting new stories. Setting things up around the history of the story means not having to bring back or de-age original talent from the franchise. Again, this is all speculation, but it would just make a lot of sense considering how much we’ve already gotten from the Men in Black franchise

The first movie was a blockbuster in every sense of the word. It earned almost $600 million dollars at the box office and was a hit with critics as well, scoring 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. An original story about aliens living among us and a rather anonymous assortment of agents tasked with keeping them in line was just the kind of story studios dream about, especially when they can sign Will Smith on as the lead. Men in Black II came out five years later but failed to live up to the box office or critical performance of the first. 

But the franchise did bounce back with something of a reunion a decade later in 2012 with Men in Black III which shot right back up to over $600 million in ticket sales. That being said, a reboot with Men in Black: International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson crashed things right back down to Earth. With that one relatively forgotten by now, the time is right for a Men in Black TV series.