Netflix and Disney's Marvel are teaming up to bring four new live action shows starting from 2015. Each series will be about a Marvel character.
Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones are all getting shows. Daredevil will be the first show with the others following. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, 13-episode series and culminating in Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series about a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
"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 serialised 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."
When we last spoke with Ted Sarrandos, Netflix chief content officer, he expressed an interest in working on TV shows that complement movie releases. In that instance he was talking about adapting Stephen King's Dark Tower series, but Marvel and Disney are great for a place to start this style of entertainment. Here's hoping they do the same leading up to Star Wars VII.