Ok, ok, the title of this article is a bit misleading now that Marvel is owned by Disney .They aren’t trying to take over the world, but they are trying to keep you entertained to the max! In addition to the countless movies they have been pumping out, and the new Shield TV show which seems to be doing pretty well, they are looking to cover another media market, Netflix!
Disney’s Marvel and Netflix will be creating four live-action series followed by a mini-series event. The live-action series will focus on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Each series will be thirteen episodes long and will lead into the mini-series “The Defenders.”
They are pretty much looking to make the Avengers for Netflix. So far the other Netflix Original Series like the latest season of Arrested Development and Orange is the New Black have been pretty impressive, so I would be surprised if the new Marvel mini-series didn’t kick it out of the park.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, “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.”
The new series will be beginning in 2015 and I am excited to see what they will be bringing us. I am a big fan of Netflix and Marvel and seeing the two together is making me very eager for the result. Not sure I would pick the characters they will be covering in the series, but who knows, maybe I will come to love them after I watch.
If you could choose Marvel characters and make a thirteen episode series about them, who would you choose?
Do you think you will watch these series, or is Marvel saturating the market too much?
I have mixed feelings about Marvel and Netflix. As it sits today… I don’t have Netflix. I live out on in the country and I pay through the nose for a small amount of internet data. Unfortunately streaming video isn’t an option for me. I would love to watch these new shows, so unless they come out on Blu-Ray… or the “interwebs” change in the next few years, I am going to miss out.
I am wondering if this will lead to new movies, because Daredevil is on the list of new shows and if there is a regular series, will they put the movie on hold. Or if one is going to transition into the other, how would they cast the show? Go for a big name actor, or find a relative unknown and make him a TV/Movie star?
One thing is for sure… it looks like a very exciting future for Marvel over the next couple of years.
Thank is so sad, you are missing out. Netflix is amazing, and cheap. I don’t even have cable anymore, I mostly watch Netflix and their Original Series are fantastic. I would be surprised if these mini-series don’t knock it out of the park
Not to get into a huge debate about cable/satellite prices but I wish I did have Netflix, because right now I’m shelling out $100/month for satellite to get just the lower tier premium channels like AMC, A&E and Discovery channel. Not to mention the programming for the kids.
If I could get DSL internet with lots of GB’s… I’d be dropping my dish in a second.
Once Agent’s of Shield gets some “legs” and becomes a success I can also see some of these Netflix series transitioning over to Disney’s network station ABC. But maybe they don’t want to saturate that station with Superheroes and Spies.
I live in the country, no cable or satellite, and get basic DSL 5 MB/sec. I signed up with Acanac as they’re cheap and they have no data cap. Plus they have a good referral program.
Even though I have the slowest DSL going Netflix works just fine.
As much as I’m excited to see Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the flesh (HEROES FOR HIRE!!!!), I’m sad it’s only exclusive to US subscribers. BOOOOO!
You can get around that and get US content by signing up here:
I debated on including that information in my article, but as most people have ways of getting around that (Like Charlie below) I figured if you really want to watch the content there is a way to get it online
Thanks Charlie! I have been meaning to do that. I really want to watch all of Sons of Anarchy 🙂 and of course these Marvel mini-series when they start up.
Tunlr is a free and stable alternative.
I think it would be good if Marvel came out with a Netflix exclusive animated series as well. Since a lot of families use Netflix with their children, and there is an extensive catalogue of children’s programming (from what I’ve been told… no Netflix as per above), a Netflix animated series would be huge. Then they could even branch into series for other characters who’s rights are not held by other “production companies”.
Who knows… maybe we’ll get “Beta Ray Bill – The Animated Series”
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