There are big plans for the Marvel universe not only for the big screen but for the small screen as well. Earlier this fall, Marvel launched their first live-action series on ABC titled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was recently picked up for a full season as its holding strong ratings on DVR and instant streaming. According to Deadline, Disney and Marvel aren’t going to stop there.
Disney and Netflix Co. have announced that Marvel is ambitiously launching four new live-action television series on the instant streaming platform featuring Marvel characters Daredevil, Luke Cake, Jessica Jones, and the Iron Fist.
According to the report, Netflix has committed to the four, 13-episode series that will expand over “multiple years” beginning in 2015 with the launch of Daredevil. The four series will lead to a mini-series titled The Defenders, which will focus on 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,” Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment, said. “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.”
This new deal stems from last year’s distribution deal that will give Netflix exclusive rights to feature films owned by Walt Disney Studios beginning in 2016. This is obviously huge and remarkable news for Disney and Netflix. You have to give credit to Marvel for being ambitious. It looks like the Marvel universe is going to seem endless for the next few years. What do you think?