UPDATE: Marvel Netflix Series' To Consist Of Sixty One Hour Long Episodes; Will Shoot In NYC

<font color=red>UPDATE:</font> Marvel Netflix Series' To Consist Of Sixty One Hour Long Episodes; Will Shoot In NYC

Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are all coming to the online streaming service responsible for House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, and we now have some new details on what the series' will consist of and where exactly they'll be filmed...

According to The Wrap, Disney and the State of New York have struck a deal which will turn the city - arguably the centrepiece of the Marvel Universe - into the home of Netflix's planned series' based on Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. An announcement from Disney CEO Bob Iger and Governor Andrew Cuomo will apparently be made in Times Square today, and the state has apparently carved out tax incentives valued at around $4 million to accommodate the needs of the massive multi-character series. Interestingly, the site also adds that the ambitious Netflix project will consist of around 60 one hour episodes in total. In a recent interview with IGN, Kevin Feige indicated that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Jeph Loeb is more heavily involved in them than he is, so it might be best not to get too excited just yet. What do you think?

UPDATE: According to the official press release:

"This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs totaling 52 one-hour episodes culminating in a four to eight episode mini-series programming event. Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking viewers deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a mini-series event in which the Marvel characters from the first four series team up as “The Defenders,” much like “The Avengers.”"

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Filed Under "Other" 2/26/2014 Source: The Wrap
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Pasto - 2/26/2014, 7:01 AM
JatevinM - 2/26/2014, 7:02 AM
Thats a pretty decent amount of episodes per season. Actually its a lot easier to track who is watching the shows if its on Netflix.
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 7:02 AM
60 each?
darklordzor - 2/26/2014, 7:02 AM
Not all that surprising....since they intially told us they'd be 15 episodes each. Simple math puts that at 60.
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 7:02 AM
Screw getting a film. Thats like, 6 films each season.
ProfessorX - 2/26/2014, 7:03 AM
60 hours of MCU action?

JatevinM - 2/26/2014, 7:05 AM
Wait please tell me that you didn't think each season would have 60 episodes.........
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:06 AM

60 episodes being shot all together, so that would be

Daredevil 1 Season
Luke Cage Season 1
Jessica Jones Season 1
Iron Fist Season 1
The Defenders Mini Series
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:07 AM
Guys do the math before you speak?

What is 12x4
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 7:07 AM
Hey, I have flaws alright? Nobody's perfect.
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:07 AM
Sorry 12x5
marvelstudios - 2/26/2014, 7:07 AM
Love the MCU!

Love the street level heroes.

Guardians of the Galaxy is going to open the door to all kinds of cosmic stories.

Pasto - 2/26/2014, 7:08 AM
Jeph Loeb is involved? Yikes...
Jollem - 2/26/2014, 7:09 AM
jeph loeb is the man

jessica drew series. do it
CONTI513 - 2/26/2014, 7:10 AM
MisterMagurlypse - 2/26/2014, 7:10 AM
That's a must have to film in NYC. It sounds like maybe 15 episodes per character. Sounds cool to me.
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:11 AM
Something tells me Loeb won't screw this up.
Indoorsman - 2/26/2014, 7:11 AM
I'm excited, but I was excited for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. too.....
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:11 AM
@MisterMagurlypse- 12 episodes per character
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:13 AM
I know I wanna see more, Punisher would be pretty cool.
Dotanuki - 2/26/2014, 7:14 AM
Not Jeph Loeb. No, just no. This guy is King Midas in reverse.
ThePowerCosmic - 2/26/2014, 7:15 AM
Marvel...the gift that keeps giving!
CONTI513 - 2/26/2014, 7:16 AM
I agree. MK,Spider Woman and Ghostrider (maybe Danny Ketch) would be cool!
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:16 AM
So they must be filming Daredevil this year then in New York?

Please just release it in Summer or hell Spring of 2015, the sooner the better!
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:21 AM
I gotta say.

Street level Marvel heroes, is exactly what I've been looking for in Marvel. Thank you Marvel!
BlackCat1 - 2/26/2014, 7:21 AM
Excited for Elektra
Hardigan - 2/26/2014, 7:21 AM
...Loeb. knocking on wood!
MercwithMouth - 2/26/2014, 7:23 AM
Sounds good to me.

I would think 13 each for the characters, and 8 for Defenders. They did say that Defenders would just be a miniseries. Hell it could be 14 each and 4 for Defenders.

Any way it works, we're still getting a lot of kickass tv.
ATrueHero1987 - 2/26/2014, 7:24 AM
This is great news. The only thing that is a letdown is that Loeb will have a big input into these shows....
frova - 2/26/2014, 7:25 AM
12 episodes per character then 12 defenders episodes
GodzillaKart - 2/26/2014, 7:26 AM
Good news…I hope Loeb doesn't screw this up.

The good news is that the last episode of AoS was such an improvement it was almost an entirely different show. Perhaps they are learning from their mistakes?
SunfireUrA55 - 2/26/2014, 7:26 AM
Hope it's good not like that crappy show SHIELDS!
TheClemster - 2/26/2014, 7:26 AM

If that happens I will be every impressed

Gusto's gonna faint

Him and Iron Fist it's a real love story
JatevinM - 2/26/2014, 7:26 AM
As I only watched Orange is the New Black after the season was already complete I don't know how Netflix shows work. Do they release a new episode weekly or do they just toss the whole season up at once?
SuperCat - 2/26/2014, 7:27 AM

MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:28 AM
@JatevinM- Whole season is released I believe.
MisterPL - 2/26/2014, 7:29 AM
So are we talking about 60 one-hour-long episodes or 61 hour-long episodes?


Learn how to use them, kids!
marvelstudios - 2/26/2014, 7:29 AM
Sorry, i'm not familiar with Jeph Loeb's work. Why is he loathed so much?
Pasto - 2/26/2014, 7:29 AM
MrSotoMan - 2/26/2014, 7:29 AM
60 episodes for all 5 shows.
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