Because Netflix is the future of programming, Marvel has gone ahead and committed to developing four superhero shows for the on-demand service set to begin airing in 2015.
The first series will focus on Daredevil with subsequent series focusing on Jessica Jones, Iron First and Luke Cage. 13 episodes will be produced for each series and will all come together for a mini-series called The Defenders. The shows will take place in Hell’s Kitchen, New York and are described as a “the gritty world of heroes and villains.”
“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.”
Netflix is the greatest thing to happen to television. An $8 buffet of movies and original programming? Studios must hate them. Mostly because after watching stuff like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black people realize how terrible shows like The Big Bang Theory really are.