The Defenders assemble in several new pics from Netflix's miniseries

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:13 AM EDT (Updated)

Fresh off the first trailer for Marvel’s long-awaited team-up miniseries The Defenders, Netflix has dropped several new pics from the project, showing the street-level heroes gearing up to save New York.

The eight-episode series brings together Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as the titular super team. The team will face off with the mysterious ew villain Alexandra, played by Sigourney Weaver, as well as a resurrected Elektra (Elodie Yung). 

The new pics are largely focused on the cast of heroes, and shows them get ready to fight, hiding out, grabbing dinner, and generally just bringing these disparate stories together into one frame. Even though we know it was coming, it’s still a but surreal to see Luke Cage hanging out with Daredevil, or Jessica Jones sitting in a room with Misty Knight (Simone Missick).

The pressure is on for Netflix and Marvel to pull this one off, especially in the wake of Iron Fist’s lackluster critical reception (thought it was still, apparently, a hit for the streaming service). But, Marvel’s been working up to this one from the start, so it stands to reason the scripts and direction are sound.

Check out the new pics below, while we wait for the premiere on August 18. 

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