Daredevil, Luke Cage and the Defenders are Coming to Netflix!

Holy Guacamole, people! This is Earth-shattering news! Marvel and Disney have teamed up with Netflix to produce four live action superhero TV shows, which will eventually culminate in a Defenders team-up spectacular. There are going to be live action Netflix shows for Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones!

Move over, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., looks like Marvel is going to make live-action superhero TV after all.


I don’t even really know how to fathom this information. It’s beyond exiting! Everybody has been clamoring for Marvel to do something with Daredevil since they got the rights back a few years ago, and a TV show is a much better, and much cooler idea than just a new movie reboot. Add along Luke Cage and the rest and we’ve got the makings of something truly exciting!

It seems Marvel wants to do for TV what they did for movies with their Phase 1 films all leading to The Avengers. If it worked once, it can definitely work again!

The shows will launch in 2015, and apparently they’ve signed up for 13 episodes each, leading to the big Defenders mini-series at the end. The shows will all be connected by the Hells Kitchen setting.

“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,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “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.”

All of this is just…just wow! I’m getting chills over here. It’s like the people at Marvel and Disney are really sitting down and coming up with the coolest possibly uses for all of their characters and properties. Could we really possibly live in a world as beautiful as that?

About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on November 7, 2013, in Marvel, Television and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. OH MAH GAWDDDDDDDDDD!!!! DD AND IRON FIST AND POWER MAN. WOW! AWESOME NEWS! Finally, 3 of my favourite characters getting their service done by Marvel. Give me a good DD I’ve been waiting for. I want to see my favourite character of all time getting his justice done proper. And I can’t wait for the inevitable Heroes For Hire.

    • I don’t think you’re going to have to wait long! It sounds to me like this Defenders special is going to be the Heroes for Hire team-up you’re imagining, only they’re going to call it the Defenders. So yay!

      • Yay for everyone! This is truly a day to rejoice! I’m still recovering from this massive news. Really pumped up.

  2. I’m not really sure how these series are going to play out. Hopefully we’ll see a lot of overlap, as the stars of each show appear periodically in all the other ones. Not just in the mini- series event. I mean, i’m pretty excited for a DD show, and i like Luke Cage quite a bit too. But in the comics, Iron Fist is like his best friend, and Jessica Jones is his wife. So it’s weird that they are getting their own shows and not just appearing in his. (Not to mention Jessica Jones is a very minor character in Marveldom, so it’s also weird to see that she’s getting her own show?) But whatever, i have a lot of faith in Marvel. I usually enjoy immensely all the movies and like the Shield show too.

    • A Jessica Jones show has been under consideration for years. She’s got a very simple concept to work with, easily translated to a TV show. And I bet you’re right that there will be a ton of overlap, which is awesome. I could easily see all four characters leading their own respective shows. Plus since it’s Netflix, it’ll be a lot easier to manage since it won’t have the usual demands of network TV. Iron Fist might not be able to last with his own network show, but he should do fine on Netflix!

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