New Marvel series featuring The Defenders coming to Netflix
Marvel and Netflix have teamed up to bring at least four new shows to the streaming service, and a miniseries focusing on The Defenders, a street-level Avengers team. Reporter Laura Prudom was there and tweeted out that “ideally every six months, you’ll get a new season or series from #TheDefenders group… Once all four Marvel Netflix shows have been launched, they’ll cross over for Defenders, but some will selectively have multiple seasons.”
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty. This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”
The first debut of course was Daredevil, which premiered in April (we binged watched the Hell’s Kitchen out of it). Following in the dark footsteps of the psychological thriller genre, Jessica Jones is next on the roster, followed by titles for Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. There are also hopes that Punisher may get his own stand-alone series, after it was announced Jon Bernthal would be playing Frank Castle in season two of Daredevil. After each hero has starred in their own series, they will join forces for the Defenders show.