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Netflix to Start Production on Marvel’s The Defenders This Year

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After the amazingness that has been Netflix’s “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” I am pretty pumped for the Avenger’s style Netflix Marvel series “The Defenders.” And according to “Daredevil” actor Charlie Cox, the series is moving closer than we thought.

The actor revealed during a press event that series that incorporates many of the Netflix Marvel heroes will begin shooting this year. The news came out when a fan asked whether or not a third season for “Daredevil” was in the works. (Currently, a third season has not been announced. However, a spin-off series, centered on Bernthal’s character Frank Castle / Punisher and titled Marvel’s The Punisher, was ordered by Netflix in April 2016.)

“What we do know is, at the end of this year, we’re going to be making The Defenders, and, of course, Daredevil is very much a part of that foursome,” the actor said.

We are still waiting on the Iron Fist series starring Finn Jones and the Luke Cage series which stars Mike Colter (the character has appeared already in “Jessica Jones.) Marvel’s The Defenders features Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist all fighting side by side to keep their micromanaged New York City Block known as Hell’s Kitchen safe.

 

 

There has been no official announcement regarding The Defenders premiere date nor the first season of Iron Fist or the second season of Jessica Jones. Luke Cage’s first season to premiere on Netflix Sept. 30.

Netflix Orders Four Original Marvel Series

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Netflix definitely knows what’s up. They know what their consumers want and how they want it delivered to their eyeballs. The company has officially announced their plans to work with Marvel to develop at least four original series exclusively for Netflix, followed by a miniseries for the streaming service. Marvel will develop series for “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” and “Luke Cage,” in that order.

All four shows will have a 12 episode run and will begin streaming in 2015. The plans will culminate with “The Defenders” miniseries event about a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Alan Fine, Marvel Entertainment president said in a statement, said,

“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. 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.”

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos added

“Marvel’s movies, such as Iron Manand Marvel’s The Avengers, are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels. With House of Cards and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

The shows will be produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios. There is no word yet on if/how the new shows and miniseries will tie into the current franchise, The Marvel Cinematic Universe.