Netflix Clarifies Plans to Release Marvel TV Series; No Specific Timetable for Debuting Upcoming Shows

     January 9, 2015


Marvel’s new TV series Daredevil is set to arrive on Netflix on April 10th, and will be followed by A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.  However, when we will see three series remains to be seen.  We know Marvel’s plan is for these four series to lead up to the cross-over series, The Defenders.  However, when exactly we’ll get these series and how often is unclear.  Daredevil showrunner Steven DeKnight has hinted at a second season of Daredevil that would introduce arch-nemesis Bullseye, but would that second season arrive before or after Defenders?

If it’s post-Defenders, we’ll be waiting a while to see Daredevil return to his series.  Netflix has clarified how often we’ll be getting these Marvel TV series, and you’ll have to start exercising patience.  Hit the jump for more.

Yesterday, we learned at the TCAs that A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders would arrive roughly one-year apart.  However, this conflicted with an earlier report from Marvel saying that Jessica Jones was arriving later this year.

During the Netflix panel at the TCAs, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos noted that production on Jessica Jones, which stars Krysten Ritter as the eponymous superhero, hasn’t even begun yet, adding “a lot happens from the first day on the set to the last day of production…I don’t want to set up a rigid timetable and deliver a show every eight months or every twelve months.”

If you’re hoping that “eight months” part would imply Jessica Jones would appear in 2015, Sarandos told IGN, “It’s too hard to say now.”

At the rate of one show per year, we wouldn’t get Defenders until 2019, which would be a bit funny since that’s the same year as the MCU’s big event, The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2.