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Marvel & Netflix Join Forces To Create Four Series Culminating In An Epic Mini-Series

Postby Staff » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:15 am


Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. just not doing it for you? Maybe you love it and wish there was more live action Marvel offerings. Well, either way you just hit the jackpot tiger. Marvel has just announced a huge four series deal with Netflix that will bring the troubled heroes of Hell's Kitchen to the small screen and then unite them for a re-imagining of The Defenders. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron freaking Fist. Here are the details, straight from the horses mouth.

Burbank, Calif. - Nov 7, 2013—The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.

Led by a series focused on "Daredevil," followed by "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," the epic 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 reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

"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 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."

"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," 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."

This new original TV deal follows last year's landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

So... we'll soon be able to watch Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm movies and TV series on Netflix. I may end up ditching cable in 2016.

And if the Marvel/Netflix series are extremely popular, we may end up with an expanded Defenders roster based on the "minimum of four series" bit. It's a great time to be a Marvel Zombie, no?
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Re: Marvel & Netflix Join Forces To Create Four Series Culmi

Postby The_Chosen_1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:59 am

It's incredibly exciting news, and on the eve of Thor: The Dark World, no less!! Great time to be a True Believer.
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Re: Marvel & Netflix Join Forces To Create Four Series Culmi

Postby Ultron32 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:21 pm

D:< Noooo!
They are not the Defenders. Excuse my rant, but where's Doc Strange, Namor, and the Hulk?
They shoulda just scrapped Daredevil for now and made it Heroes for Hire...
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Re: Marvel & Netflix Join Forces To Create Four Series Culmi

Postby crazybirdman » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:39 pm

The list of Marvel heroes getting movies and TV shows before DC's major heroes is insane.
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Re: Marvel & Netflix Join Forces To Create Four Series Culmi

Postby onions » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:00 pm

i kind of expected this to happen to be honest with you ever since disney bought marvel, though not at the breakneck pace that it's happening at. that is what is most surprising to me.

it makes dc/warner bros look like they were caught with their pants down and they have a long ways to go to catch up.
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Re: Marvel & Netflix Join Forces To Create Four Series Culmi

Postby sparkart » Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:56 pm

Do I have to turn in my nerd card because I had to go look up on Wikipedia who Jessica Jones is?
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