UPDATE: 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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