Marvel Sets Deal With Netflix For Mini-Series And Four-Series Deal
Ever since the House of Mouse got their hands on Marvel a few years back, the company has been actively expanding the brand and taking the already existing movie franchises to a whole new level. Lucky for us fans. Not long ago, after several failed attempts to get a film going ,the rights to the Daredevil character jumped back to Marvel, along with the rights to Ghost Rider, Punisher and Blade. Since that happened, fans have been chomping at the bit to see what the company has in store for these characters and today we can tell you that there are big plans for the Man Without Fear as he will be the center of a new series to air on Netflix.
In an awesome and, dare I say it, EPIC new deal with the online movie mogul, Marvel will be producing four live-action series to life, with four new action-adventure series based on four of Marvel’s iconic characters, all leading up to an epic mini-series. Starting things off will be Daredevil, which will lead into Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and finally Luke Cage, taking viewers deep into the world of heroes and villains that occupy Hell’s Kitchen in New York. The deal consists of a minimum of four, thirteen episode series that will be the lead-in to a Defenders mini-series. This event will re-imagine a dream team of self-sacrificing heroes.
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.
This will all kick off in 2015, which you may remember is the same year that the highly anticipated Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron is set to hit theaters. If Agents of SHIELD is any indication, we can expect to see some sort of tie-ins and cross overs. Taking these type of characters to Netflix rather that traditional network television will allow them to tell a much grittier version of the stories without having to delve into the R-rated film world that Marvel has been so afraid to dive into. Not sure about you kids, but that has me excited like nothing else! Bravo Marvel, bravo.
Source : Marvel