By Jay Hunter – The defenders, comprised of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist is very much Marvels ‘street-level’ Avengers. At this years Comic-Con, the comic book powerhouse confirmed that they will all soon be hitting the small screen via streaming giant Netflix.
Due to start filming at the tail end of the year, The Defenders will be helmed by Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, the same duo that oversaw the most recent Daredevil season.
With Marvel dominating Comic-Con’s headlines so far, Marvel TV head Jeff Loeb had this to say;
“We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring our four street level heroes together in an epic tale woven by Doug and Marco whose work on ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ speaks for itself. They write and produce not only great action and adventure, but also the heart and touch of humor that’s makes us Marvel. With the inclusion of Drew Goddard (Daredevil series creator), we’ve got a team that’s as formidable as the Defenders themselves.”
Daredevil season 1 & 2 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Luke Cage season 1 will arrive on September 30th, 2016. The Defenders and Iron Fist arrive in 2017. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, The Punisher and Daredevil season 3 have not yet been announced.