Friday, November 08, 2013

Marvel Teams & Netflix to release Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage & Defenders Mini-Series

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Yesterday Marvel and Netflix announced that they will team-up to release four mini-series based on the comic company's characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.  All of which will culminate in a Defenders mini-series.  This is especially exciting considering that these are all mostly street-level super heroes and therefore will possibly be easier (and cheaper) to translate to the small screen.  While Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been doing well on ABC it seems that it hasn't quite hit the ratings they were expecting, so hopefully these VOD series will fare better.  Since it is The Defenders we can only hope that we will see cameos from the likes of Hellcat, Dr. Strange, Valkyrie and more (a cameo from Hulk wouldn't hurt either.)  No word if Bruce Afleck will be reprising his role but we chances are slim (and can we PLEASE get Michael Jai White to play Power Man?!)  You can check out the press release below:

"Burbank, Calif. - Nov 7, 2013—The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event. 

Led by a series focused on "Daredevil," followed by "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel's "The Defenders" mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters. 

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling."

The four 13-episode live action series will launch in 2015.

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