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Marvel and Netflix have agreed to a huge deal that will see the creation of four new TV series which will all lead into a team-up miniseries. Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage will all get their own series with at least 13 episodes and once those are done all four characters will star in a miniseries called The Defenders which will see them teaming up.

Daredevil will get his series first in 2015 with the other characters to follow. For Daredevil fans this has to be exciting news especially for our own Daredevil expert, Trey Sterling. I think that Daredevil’s fight to keep Hell’s Kitchen safe works better as a gritty series instead of a movie. Also, how fucking cool is it that we live in a world where we can actually have an Iron Fist TV series?!

Alan Fine, president of Marvel Entertainment had this to say:

“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.”

Netflix has done some great things lately with their original programming including House of Cards and bringing back Arrested Development. This deal with Marvel is on a whole different level. It shows both Marvel and Netflix’s desire to branch out into unknown territory. Let’s hope they do the characters justice.

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  1. This is gratifying on so many levels. For one, I’m stoked to see Marvel getting behind such a big investment of characters, and their willingness to always be working toward collaborative events. The episodic format definitely lends itself better to these characters. As Netflix has shown with shows like “Orange is the New Black,” they have absolutely no reservations about the level of mature content they are willing to put out. Finally, no networks means none of the bullshit that comes along with them regarding time slots, advertising, and adherence to a viewership system that is beyond antiquated.

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