First off: I’m not even sure how to start this. Not only am I heading to the midnight premiere of Thor: The Dark World tonight (which I am so f*cking pumped for), but I’ve been been hit with this news and Doctor Who news.
Moving on, many of you are probably well aware of the fact that a few weeks ago, there were rumors going around about a potential four-series (and a miniseries) TV deal that Marvel was secretly working on. While many people threw around various ideas like an Agent Carter spin-off or even a Heroes for Hire TV show, Marvel finally put all rumors to rest today when they joined Netflix in making an official announcement.
Apparently, Marvel characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage will all be getting their own respective TV series on Netflix, before eventually teaming up for a colossal event known as The Defenders miniseries.
Personally, my only complaint is that there should’ve been a Heroes For Hire TV show, which would’ve involved both Iron Fist and Luke Cage and probably negated the need for their own separate series. However, at this point, I don’t even care. I’m just so excited to see these characters coming to a screen, because (to be honest) I was very, very skeptical that it would ever happen. Whatever the case, I am happy to be blatantly wrong.
Anyways, fans should expect the first series, which will be the Daredevil series, to arrive on Netflix in 2015 (meaning I may actually have to re-activate my Netflix account just for that). The show will arrive as a 13-episode run. After that, it will be followed by the other three series (Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage respectively), which should also entail 13 episodes.
“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” (Screen Crush).
Netflix also gushed about the game-changing TV deal:
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” (Screen Crush).
And, there you have it.
To be honest, the excitement that has gripped me because of such news is, like, over 9000. However, I have one and only one request for Marvel when it comes to these upcoming shows:
DON’T GIVE THEM THE AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. TREATMENT.
Just don’t, Marvel.
Please don’t f*ck this up, Marvel.
In all seriousness, however, I’m hoping their placement on Netflix will ensure that that will not happen.
Source: Screen Crush
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