Netflix Joins Forces With Marvel For Four Original Live-Action Series
Netflix is leveling up. In an unprecedented move, the company announced today that they inked a deal with Marvel to create the ultimate superpower—an exclusive deal to develop four original live-action series and a miniseries in the Marvel universe over the course of the next few years, beginning in 2015.The series will feature Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, and delve "deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York," according to a statement reported by Deadline.
"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," said Alan Fine, Marvel Entertainment president.
Netflix has agreed to at least four of the 13-episode series, all connecting in the end for "The Defenders" miniseries that “reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters." This deal arrives on the heels of the streaming service's pact with Disney in Dec. 2012 that gave it exclusive access to its film catalog, including the Magic Kingdom's direct-to-video releases, according to Variety.
Hey, if anyone can redo Ben Affleck's Daredevil, maybe this is their chance.