Netflix has joined with Marvel/Disney and the Governor Cuomo of New York for a new series. The series will start filming in New York this summer and Governor Cuomo is hoping that it will welcome addition by adding more jobs and revenue to the city. The series will focus on the four defender characters; Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist since all four of them are the heroes of Hells Kitchen.
How it will work is each character will get 13 hour-long episode just about them. These will eventually lead into a Defenders series, it should equal out to about 60 episodes in total exclusively with Netflix. The first part of the series will star Daredevil, I guess they are trying make people forget about that horrible Ben Affleck one.
“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,” – Alan Fine the President of Marvel Entertainment
I have to say I am kind of excited for this, it will be a live action and since they are filming in New York they are at least trying to keep the location authentic. I am hoping that by doing that they will keep the stories authentic as well.
“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.” – Alan Fine
It will be nice to have a superhero series that can be watch on our own time instead making sure we tune in every Tuesday or Wednesday. Granted DVR makes that possible but it is different with Netflix, Netflix can go anywhere with you, you can watch episode on the commute to work or school. It is nice to be able to binge watch an entire season instead on having to deal with hiatus and wait for a new episode every week.
The new series is set to air on Netflix on 2015.