Whoa! Netflix’s just announced that its various Marvel series will consist of sixty hour-long episodes -- as well as film in the heart of it all: The Big Apple!
As Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are all coming to the home of the online streaming service that’s brought us House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black over the next few years, new details are emerging.
The Wrap reports that Netflix and Marvel's really, really ambitious multi-character superhero, multi-series endeavor will include, oh, just about 60 full hours of superheroic TV goodness. That includes all the seperate series, as well as a team-up miniseries. The report also notes the 60-hour total is the "minimum" we can expect. Yep, you heard that right. Just how bloody cool is Netflix right now?
The Daredevil series will be penned and executive-produced by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, Buffy, Angel), who’s a keen student of Avengers director Joss Whedon, who is on hand to help Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige with the increasingly expanding Marvel Universe. The Defenders mini-series will serve as the climax for all four series and will include Netflix's four main heroes, standing in for the "classic" comic Defenders team of Hulk, Doctor Strange and Namor.
Disney CEO Bob Iger and New York governor Andrew Cuomo will reportedly make an announcement in Times Square today that the state will carve out tax incentives valued at approximately $4 million to accommodate the needs of the massive multi-character series. Filming in New York City is particularly important since the city's the quintessential center of almost all Marvel stories.
So, how excited are you about the prospect of getting nearly 60 one-hour TV episodes filled with Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage?
(via The Wrap)