Marvel joins Netflix to launch 4 superhero series

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Iron Fist
Cover art to The Immortal Iron Fist #1.

You know, DC Comics really needs to stop slacking. I mean, not only has Marvel created a legion of movies with Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America teaming up in The Avengers, across multiple sequels, they’re also rocking TV with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. To take over the whole multimedia universe even more, Marvel’s now teamed up with Netflix for four… count ‘em FOUR, live-action series.

Okay, so which comic book characters are getting their very own shows? Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage! First up will be Daredevil, the blind martial artist whose other senses are incredibly sharp. In 2015, true to Netflix form, his series will launch with all 13 episodes available at once.

“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,” explained Marvel Entertainment president Alan Fine. “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.”

Considering the incredible success of Netflix’s original series, like House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and Hemlock Grove, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos is excited to add Marvel to the mix. He 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.”

Okay, and what’s the biggest news? Eventually, all of the characters will come together to form The Defenders, in an Avengers-style miniseries event!

Featured image courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Image of Iron Fist courtesy of Marvel Comics on Wikipedia.