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Daredevil (Netflix)

Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Mini-Series Event

Landmark deal brings Marvel's flawed heroes of Hell's Kitchen, led by 'Daredevil,' to Netflix in 2015

Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Mini-Series Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters

Landmark Deal Brings Marvel’s Flawed Heroes of Hell’s Kitchen, led by "Daredevil," to the World’s Leading Internet TV Network in 2015


Burbank, Calif. - Nov 7, 2013—The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.

Led by a series focused on "Daredevil," followed by "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," 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.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

Luke Cage

"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."

"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," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "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."

This new original TV deal follows last year's landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm.  Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

Watch our very own Lorraine Cink, host of "The Watcher," share the news below:


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Jessica Jones

About The Walt Disney Company

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About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.


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:( Why call them the Defenders and not just "Heroes for Hire" like they were named... The Defenders is a super strong team that dealt with otherworldly threats that included the likes of Dr Strange and Hulk as founding members.


Ummmm..... Netflix is cheap and well worth subscription, especially given the content that is already available and will be available! Id seriously suggest subscribing if you haven't. This is going to be epic! Unless you want to shed out for the box sets when they release like a year or so later on DVD. Also, someone in the comments said "maybe it will get famous and get on live tv!"....Netflix wont sell their exclusive content rights for TV syndication, that's how they get people to subscribe via their exclusive content and sheer library which is far more widely available given that it is online rather than localized to channels you may not be able to get in certain territories due to licensing (I live in the UK and we don't have channels like Showtime for things like Dexter, ABC for Walking Dead, etc.). 'House of Cards' and 'Orange is The New Black' and the fourth season of 'Arrested Development' are all great shows and would not have been made possible/available without Netflix whose exclusive content is leaps and bounds ahead of most things out currently. The only thing they don't have are the rights to Hannibal, which if it gets dropped after this season (as the second season nearly didn't even happen), hopefully they'll pick it up and carry it forward!


Netflix is only $7.99 per month, I think you all can swing it.  :)  


i dont have netflix maybe it will get famous and get on live tv!


Wow. Wait, that sucks! I don't have Netflix! Boo-Hoo!