**(Taken from JoBlo.com)
Marvel has partnered with internet steaming service Netflix to create all-new, original shows based on four of their more popular characters: Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. But, that's not all. Apparently, the four shows, which will start out with a 13-episide run each, will culminate in a mini-series of The Defenders, of which all characters will be involved. Seeing as the Marvel Cinematic Universe is already connected to the small screen with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it would seem that these shows would also tie into it, making for one hell of a crossover.
Here's the full press release:
Burbank, Calif. â?? November 7, 2013 â?? The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvelâ??s most popular characters exclusively to the worldâ??s leading internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialised programmes leading to a miniseries programming event.
Led by a series focused on â??Daredevilâ?? followed by â??Jessica Jonesâ??, â??Iron Fistâ?? and â??Luke Cageâ??, the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hellâ??s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen-episode series and a culminating Marvelâ??s â??The Defendersâ?? mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvelâ??s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.
â??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. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvelâ??s specialty,â?? said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. â??This serialised epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in whatâ??s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.â??
â??Marvelâ??s movies, such as â??Iron Manâ?? and Marvelâ??s â??The Avengersâ??, are huge favourites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,â?? said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. â??With â??House of Cardsâ?? and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and weâ??re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.â??
I personally always liked the old Powerman/Ironfist comics. They had a great chemistry, and I personally would be very curious to see how Ironfist translates in the current MMA popular environment.