Marvel Produces Four New Series for Netflix based on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage

Hot on the heels of news last month that Marvel was looking into producing four new television series and a mini-series for cable television and VOD services, Disney and Netflix have today confirmed in a press release an “unprecidented deal” for “multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel‘s most popular characters” to air on the VOD platform beginning in 2015.

Previously, the characters these series would focus on were shrouded in secrecy, but it has been revealed that these new programs will begin with a series focused on Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, creating an “epic” that will “unfold over years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York.” Netflix are committing to a minimum of four series spanning 13 episodes, culminating in a Defenders mini-series that “reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.Daredevil-8x5-720x480

Alan Fine, president of Marvel Entertainment added that “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 cited House of Cards and other original series as giving the company the opportunity to explore storytelling methods and global distribution, expressing, “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.1231654-16_daredevil_509_02_super-e1337102362296 Marveljessica_jones

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of these long rumored and long awaited characters, it looks as though fans will have more comic book action on the small screen to look forward to, along with a host of new possibilities for crossovers and tie-ins to further big screen Marvel productions!

Source: Deadline

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