Thursday, November 14, 2013

Marvel leads into Defenders series

Just as you know Marvel is a machine that won't stop putting out content and now we've got some exclusive TV content coming, A deal has been signed with Netflix to air four exclusive TV shows: 

Iron Fist
Jessica Jones

Daredevil will come first in 2015, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Netflix notes “the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming,” and that it will "take Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York,” indicating the shows will be very interconnected (Hell’s Kitchen is of course the traditional home to Daredevil in the comics). Each series has a minimum commitment of 13 episodes each. The Defenders is described as “a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.”

Marvel TV and ABC TV will help make the shows.

"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."
"Marvel's movies, such as Iron Man and Marvel's The Avengers, are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "With House of Cards and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and 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."
Marvel really is taking things is seriously on a magnitude of levels and it's great to see them introducing more characters that will eventually be easier to introduce into the movie world without the use of introductions, instead you already know the character you've seen them and bam here they are fighting alongside The Avengers or even the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

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