Disney-Marvel has teamed up with Netflix to create four new superhero series that will all air exclusively on Netflix, beginning in 2015. The four new serialized shows will focus on Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.
It is expected that at least 13 episodes of each series will be produced, and taking cue from Marvel series — they’ll eventually come together for a special event called ‘Defenders’ that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
“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,” Alan Fine, president of Marvel Entertainment, said. The series will unfold over several years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York.
The deal is significant for both Marvel and Netflix as it’s Marvel’s biggest venture yet into television series, and it’s one of Netflix’s biggest commitments as well.