An unprecedented deal with Disney-owned Marvel TV will see four all-new live-action series and a mini-series based on the comic brands’ popular characters coming to Netflix beginning in 2015. The four 13-episode shows focusing on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage battling the forces of evil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York will unfold over multiple years of original programming and lead into an epic miniseries programming event, The Defenders.
“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.”
This new original TV deal follows last year’s landmark movie distribution deal through which, 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.