A Marvel-fans dream-come-true, perhaps, Netflix and Marvel have announced that they will be releasing exclusive series’ based on Marvel characters, coming as soon as 2015.
The beginning series’ will be focused on “Daredevil” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” and “Luke Cage.”
Marvel said in their press release “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.”
Alan Fine, the President of Marvel Entertainment said, “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.”
Netflix have been putting alot of focus on their exclusive series’ in recent months, with Arrested Development, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black doing very well and proving to be excellent shows in their own rights. The deal with Marvel could prove to be the thing that takes Netflix to a whole new level and allows Marvel themselves to possibly explore a more adult tone with them not having the restrictions of certain networks.
The choices of characters that are set to be delved into are inspired and leave fans with alot to ponder in the time leading up to the releases. A good day then, for fans of comic books who want to see more of their heroes depicted in television show form.