Some very exciting Marvel news has hit the interwebs! Marvel.com released an article stating that Disney and Netflix are joining forces to stream at least four original series based on Marvel characters. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will be the focus characters so far. The announcement was made yesterday November 7, Disney and Netflix revealed that the four thirteen-episode series will culminate in a miniseries titled “The Defenders”. The news of the project is yet another exclusive deal for Netflix since the announcement made last year, that Netflix will have distribution rights to stream Disney films starting 2016.
Marvel Entertainment president, Alan Fine, 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.”
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said
“Marvel’s movies, such as Iron Man and Marvel’s The Avengers, are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels. 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.”
Marvel fans can expect the shows to start streaming in 2015.
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