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Daredevil TV Show and More Heading to Netflix

Marvel is teaming up with Netflix for an exclusive deal to create FOUR new shows! Get excited, people.

Netflix fans, rejoice. Everyone else: prepare to get Netflix. Today it was announced The Walt Disney Co. and Netflix are joining forces for massive Marvel TV deal. They're going to bring a grand total of four live-action shows exclusively to the top internet TV Network starting in 2015. So, who are the lucky characters getting some time in the spotlight? It should come as no surprise Daredevil is one of them, but also getting their own shows are Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. The website says Netflix agreed to a minimum of four, thirteen episode series and it'll all build-up to a "The Defenders" mini-series event.

Marvel Television and ABC Television Studios will produce the shows. Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment, shared his enthusiasm over the development. "The 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 Marvel's specialty."

Viners, on a scale of 1 to "AWWWWWW YEAH," how excited are you?

Source: The Wall Street Journal

231 Comments
Posted by Airmansmith21

hell yes!

Edited by ThorBoy

Yuuuuup! The more the merrier!

Posted by The_Vein

That's pretty awesome. Hopefully they'll be a bit more involved in Marvel stuff than Agents of Shield.

Posted by CommanderShiro

Best freaking news ever!

Posted by BR_Havoc

Only way this could get any better is if Moon knight gets a show as well.

Edited by girzaznot

Hopefully this doesn't get out of control. But I am very excited.

Posted by Mutated_jedi

I'm AWWWWWW YEAH excited

Posted by Mucklefluga

Such fantabulous news!

Edited by Wolverine08

Posted by Lvenger

Will this be set in the Marvel Cinematic universe? Cause it'd be really cool if it was.

Posted by IrishX

Yep, pretty cool. I actually just got Netflix a couple months ago too. I do think that their streaming isn't that great though so hopefully that'll be improved by the time this happens. Always good to see DD get some love.

Edited by Overseer

Bad...Ass!

Posted by Mandrewgora

AWWWWWWW YEAH!

Posted by kennybaese

This is a good way to put out TV shows revolving around less popular characters. I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by Fan_Not_Fanboy

this is going to be awesome! wtg Marvel you're gonna make DC pump out even more TV shows

Posted by jwalser3

HELL YEAH! Daredevil is back baby!

Edited by LiveForever

Dear God yes! Daredevil will work so much better on TV! Also:

Posted by jwalser3

@br_havoc said:

Only way this could get any better is if Moon knight gets a show as well.

Seriously, where as he been lately?

Posted by Kala

As the main admin for the Iron Fist facebook fan page, this is most welcome news indeed!
-Danny.

https://www.facebook.com/IronFistDragon

Posted by GothamRed

the defenders? Would have used heroes for hire or marvel knights myself, but to each their own. Hoping for Terry Crews as Luke Cage.

Posted by bob808

YESSSSSSSS!

Posted by PeppeyHare

Awesome!

Posted by Scarlet_Rogue

SWEET CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

F*CK! F*CK! F*CK! I DON'T HAVE F*CKING NETFLIX! DAMN IT!

Posted by Deadgod

yipeeeeeee

Posted by longbowhunter

Street level Marvel madness. These are literally 4 of my favorite Marvel characters. Netflix is a good home for them. This is spectacular news!!

Edited by Monarch_Chronicle

I never thought such a world was possible. If i did not know better I would have thought today was april the 1st. WTG MARVEL!

Edited by Wolverine08

Two of Marvel's best characters!

Posted by BR_Havoc

@jwalser3: No idea last we saw him was Age of Ultron. I'm hoping he will join the secret Avengers again or something just to have him in a book.

Edited by UltimateSMfan

Im so down for this!! just no jokes every thirty seconds and it'll be gold!

Posted by War Killer

While this is great news, I can't help but feel a bit annoyed as I don't have Netflix and that the only way I can watch these shows is to get something I've had no reason to get up until now. I feel this will alienate people, like myself, who don't have Netflix.

Posted by k4tzm4n

F*CK! F*CK! F*CK! I DON'T HAVE F*CKING NETFLIX! DAMN IT!

Dude, you have until 2015 to get it... I think you can accomplish that by then.

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Posted by warmoney

@war_killer:

I'm sure you will be willing to pay 7.99 per month for these shows. Hell I would.

Edited by LiveForever

While this is great news, I can't help but feel a bit annoyed as I don't have Netflix and that the only way I can watch these shows is to get something I've had no reason to get up until now. I feel this will alienate people, like myself, who don't have Netflix.

I get that, but it's EIGHT dollars per month, and you'll be able to gorge and watch all 13 episodes of a season in a single week if you want! There's often free 15 day trials and stuff too. I'm on my second free trial in two years. Think about it like paying $8 each "season" to see a 13-hour movie. Cancel right after if you want.

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

This is amazing news. What better than A single 2 hour movie for the greatest superhero, Daredevil than his own 13 episode series! I need xbox live again so I can watch Netflix

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

I don't have Netflix, but I guess I can wait for the DVD's like I do with Game of Thrones. Also.............. HELL YEAH DAREDEVIL HAS A SHOW!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by reaperOnyx

Marvel is moving the right direction. AWWWWWWW YEAH!!!

Edited by Danial79

What happens in the countries that don't have Netflix? Do we miss out on these shows?

Posted by MrMazz

I need to know who's show running and producing this before I'll get excited. House of Cards was an interesting prestige novelty with plenty of name value but really dragged. At the sametime Orange is the New Black is one of my favorite series all year and that's from the "disgraced" showrunner of Weeds.

Buying things sight unseen like Netflix is a bit of a risk. These could all easily turn out terrible. The pilot and production process for TV is kinda wack but there is a built in feedback loop that can tell writers what's work and what isn't.

Edited by EvilPenguin543

This is not good news for me. I love Daredevil and do not have Netflix, and where I live it is impossible to get Netflix due to lack of a stable internet connection. Not a good start to my day.

Posted by War Killer

@war_killer said:

While this is great news, I can't help but feel a bit annoyed as I don't have Netflix and that the only way I can watch these shows is to get something I've had no reason to get up until now. I feel this will alienate people, like myself, who don't have Netflix.

I get that, but it's EIGHT dollars per month, and you'll be able to gorge and watch all 13 episodes of a season in a single week if you want! There's often free 15 day trials and stuff too. I'm on my second free trial in two years. Think about it like paying $8 each "season" to see a 13-hour movie. Cancel right after if you want.

@warmoney said:

@war_killer:

I'm sure you will be willing to pay 7.99 per month for these shows. Hell I would.

You say that as if $7.99 isn't a lot, add that up over twelve months and that's almost $100. That's actually a lot to ask for to simply enjoy four TV shows. Even more so when I can watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC for FREE, yet I have to pay money to watch Daredevil. That actually annoys me a little.

It just feels like I'm being ripped off as the only way I can enjoy these shows is to buy something I've had no desire to get in the past. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who will feel this way.

Posted by Dark_Guyver

@liveforever: Damian Lewis as Daredevil!!! We could only be so lucky.

Posted by SavageDragon

Holy **** I think everyone can appreciate this/ suuuper excited

Edited by ArturoCalaKayVee
Edited by Sky_Pirate2

@war_killer: They'll likely be given DVD releases, like House of Cards.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Do you think these guys will still get their own MCU movies or is this to compensate for less movies?

Will be satisfied with which ever answer because I am so psyched.

Posted by LiveForever

@liveforever said:

@war_killer said:

While this is great news, I can't help but feel a bit annoyed as I don't have Netflix and that the only way I can watch these shows is to get something I've had no reason to get up until now. I feel this will alienate people, like myself, who don't have Netflix.

I get that, but it's EIGHT dollars per month, and you'll be able to gorge and watch all 13 episodes of a season in a single week if you want! There's often free 15 day trials and stuff too. I'm on my second free trial in two years. Think about it like paying $8 each "season" to see a 13-hour movie. Cancel right after if you want.

@warmoney said:

@war_killer:

I'm sure you will be willing to pay 7.99 per month for these shows. Hell I would.

You say that as if $7.99 isn't a lot, add that up over twelve months and that's almost $100. That's actually a lot to ask for to simply enjoy four TV shows. Even more so when I can watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC for FREE, yet I have to pay money to watch Daredevil. That actually annoys me a little.

It just feels like I'm being ripped off as the only way I can enjoy these shows is to buy something I've had no desire to get in the past. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who will feel this way.

Like I said though, you can sign up for a single month. If you want, you could even wait until all four are out and watch them ALL for $8 in one month. Or, whatever you can stuff into a free trial.

I'm not telling you to not be upset about the delivery method. That's your opinion! But I'm just trying to explain some ways you can either rationalize it for a month or even watch it for free.

Also, 13 hours! Do you go see the movies when they come out? I don't know where you live, but that's probably pushing $10 at least.

Posted by superior_prime_maybe

i hope they dont ruin the costume and start calling him "the devil"

Posted by tomchu

Nothing can ruin my day. MARVEL. DONT. SCREW. THIS. UP.

Posted by grenade728

Simply amazing.