New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix have officially announced Marvel’s live-action television series, which will bring Marvel’s “flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen” characters to Netflix. The announcement comes with word the series will be filmed in New York State this summer and will include 52 one-hour episodes focused on the 4 Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
We are looking at what will be four serialized programs totaling 52 one-hour episodes culminating in a four to eight episode 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 viewers 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 mini-series event in which the Marvel characters from the first four series team up as “The Defenders,” much like The Avengers.
Included in all of this, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm.
This is a massive deal for Netflix and while streaming competition is growing, their catalog of streaming movies and television shows along with physical DVD and Blu-ray copies is sure to make sure they don’t fade away.