Marvel and Netflix Partner for Four Original Series, Plus Mini-Series
Posted on November 9, 2013
Disney's Marvel and Netflix have joined forces for four series based on four different superheroes. Marvel says in the announcement that the series will begin in 2015. It will begin with a series about "Daredevil." The other series will be about Marvel heroes Jessiac Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Marvel says Netflix has commited to a minimum of four original 13-episode series, plus a culminating Marvel's "The Defenders" mini-series event.
Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment, said in a statement, "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. 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."
The success of ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. likely helped encourage Netflix to agree to a big four season deal upfront. EW notes that Isaiah Mustafa campaigned to play Luke Cage a few years ago. He would be great as a superhero.
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