Marvel Announces Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage Shows

Posted November 7, 2013 by Henry Varona in Comic Books

In a shocking  start to the day, Disney and Netflix have announced the creation of four new Marvel television shows. Set for distribution in 2015 through Netflix online streaming, each of the four series will be thirteen episodes, and will culminate in a crossover mini-series event, The Defenders. In addition, the announcement states that these four series are the minimum allowed in the contract, allowing for future series to be developed through Netflix as well.

The four properties being developed include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. Many of these projects have been long rumored for development, most notably Jessica Jones. At one point, she was set to receive her own series on network television, though this ultimately fell through. One can imagine that the project was reimagined for this new series. Meanwhile, Luke Cage and Iron Fist have been two of the most demanded properties for Marvel to adapt. Many have jumped in on the cause, with actors getting in on the fun as well. Ray Park (Darth Maul, Snake Eyes) has gone on the record to say that he wants to play the martial artist, while Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice) has gone so far as to fund his own fan films of him as Luke Cage. Daredevil is the only property that has seen development in the past, as the Ben Affleck feature film hit theaters ten years ago.

The four characters story arcs will unfold under a number of years, and focus on urban crime in the area of Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. In the comics, Daredevil lives and operates in Hell’s Kitchen, while Jessica Jones works as a reporter for the Daily Bugle. Addition, Iron Fist and Luke Cage are arguably best known for their time as the Heroes for Hire, a private organization in which they would commit good deeds for a price. Collectively, these characters have all been members of the New Avengers during the second volume by Brian Michael Bendis, and are all closely associated with one another.

These shows, which will be distributed through Netflix, mark a new era for Marvel, as they begin their distribution plan through Netflix, which will begin in full in 2016. This plan includes exclusive rights to Marvel Animated and Live-Action productions. The series’ also mark the first time that Marvel has created content for media outside of their own films and DVD releases. No casting announcements or further information has been made available at this time.


Jewel AKA Jessica Jones

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Henry Varona

Lover of comics, Legos, and movies, Henry Varona is supremely awesome in every way. He spends his days designing his own comics, and his nights dreaming about Chris Hemsworth and Captain Cold.