Marvel Creating four New Superhero Shows for Netflix

Ready for more superheroes? Marvel is! As if having a series of blockbuster movies and a television series wasn’t already enough!

This time Marvel have joined forces with Netflix in an unprecedented deal to produce four seperate, live-action series each focusing on four of their comic book superheroes, the first of which will introduce and develop a new Daredevil. The Daredevil series will be followed by one based on Jessica Jones, one on Iron Fist and another on Luke Cage.

The event, the first of its kind, is planned to unfold over several years. It will have Netflix viewers embroiled the dark and gritty underworld of Hell’s Kitchen, New York, where new villains await them.

Netflix has reportedly committed to four, 13-episode series which will culminate in Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ mini-series (presuambly a mishmash of all of the involved heroes, like the Avengers). Each series will be seperately produced by Marvel television in association with ABC Television Studios, the same studio behind this year’s spin-off Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It is likely that they will also form a part of the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“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.”

The scope of this deal makes it Marvel’s most ambitious yet.

Words by Ben Mapp

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