The Walt Disney Company and Netflix have revealed an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to make multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s most popular characters for Netflix, beginning in 2015.
Led by a series focused on Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, the narrative will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s The Defenders mini-series event that re-imagines 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.
“Marvel’s movies, such as Iron Man and Marvel’s The Avengers, are huge favourites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With House of Cards and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”