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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

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Posted by Cypher4

An epic AWWWW YEAH! I am a little surprised about Jessica Jones, though. I read all the time but up until about a year ago I didn't even know who she was. Let's see how it goes though. More than willing to give it a chance. Really excited about DD and Iron Fist. 2 of my favorite characters.

Posted by Marionettegeist

It's a great time to be a comic fan.

Posted by Captain13

@blastaar said:

So, now I have to pay to watch these shows on Netflix? What about network television like ABC?

Haven't you learned from agents of shield? When you go on network tv, you get neutered.

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@the_mast said:

Because Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. proved how not cheap and not cardboard-thin TV Marvel is.

Let's all get excited that they're now turning their cheap hand to Daredevil and others *Rolls eyes*. No. Matt deserves a movie.

I would understand your complaint if this were going to abc, but it is not. Netflix spends 3-4 million dollars per episode on their original programming, which is much higher than most cable or network tv shows.

The soap operatic nature of daredevil, like game of thrones and boardwalk empire, works better on tv.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

I'm loving all these new shows and movies coming in the future from MARVEL and DC! It's a great time to be a comic book fan!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Redhoodisawesome

This gives me a reason to get netflix

Posted by RoninAutomaton

Only as excited as the quality of the actors, writers and show-runners are.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh
@mrmazz said:

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.

Yes. I hope it isnt the same guys who are running Agents of Shield. That show has been lame so far IMO. I also found House of Cards kindof boring and Orange is the New Back very entertaining.

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Posted by curtman2k20

wooohooooo

Posted by JLDoom

Awesome news! Too bad I don't have Netflix :(

Posted by DaltonMunnal

All of these comments complaining about needing to pay for Netflix are nonsense. What are you guys spending on your cable? I'm pretty sure it's more than 8 dollars.

Posted by youmessinwithme

awh yes.

Posted by GNARshmallow

I'm so freaking stoked. I love Marvel and all their movies but I'm sick of all the kid friendly stuff. I hope they are going to Netflix so they can get more violent. Let's see the darker side to this universe.(If they put them in the same universe as Avengers.) I would watch the crap out of a Heros for Hire show, just saying.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@k4tzm4n: Oh... Didn't read that part...

Posted by RisingBean

I hope that this will eventually see DVD release as well. I like to own physical copies. But seeing Daredevil in live action? My inner ten year old just fist pumped.

And wait, there is more? Yup. I'm in.

Edited by iceslick

This is great and now I have a reason to sign back to my Netflix!! Now I just hope this risk doesn't take them into a danger because not too many people as Netflix as much as Cable or Netflix isn't available everywhere. Hopefully they can make appearances to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and maybe make a New Avengers movie.

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Posted by Stefano

Really excited about this!

Posted by SonOfHellstorm

It's great news, but they are not the Defenders. But it will be nice to see them team-up. I'm going to have to get Netflix. If it does well, it opens the door for more series. I may still get my Punisher series on HBO or AMC or FX yet. And we are still suppose to get Agent Carter on ABC as well.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Is this all set in the MCU? Because that would be even MORE awesome!

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Posted by Spideysense44

Calm down everyone who doesn't have netflix the shows will begin in 2015 so you should have some time to purchase netflix :p i hope

Posted by batmannflash

Daredevil!

Posted by Dabee

So is Jessica Jones going to just be in Luke Cage's show, or is she getting her own show? Either way, this is good news! :)

Edited by Tyrus

... Does anyone else think that them making a Daredevil series in 2015 will be a little awkward for Ben Affleck? I'm pretty sure the press-statement said that the Daredevil series will be coming first and I think Ben Affleck will probably be asked about it...

Posted by CF12793

Some heroes are better meant for the big screen then the small screen. I don't know if they're going to approach these like they approach the movies or handle them like they've handled the current Superhero themed Television shows of now. I don't think "Agents of SHIELD" or "Arrow" are bad shows, but there could certainly be a lot more being done with them then what's currently happening.

That being said, let's not forget about this piece of work.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0kHSllsVOE

Posted by SHAZAM117

Incredible news! This is exactly what i wanted them to with Daredevil and the rest of the MARVEL KNIGHT/street level characters. I think characters like Daredevil and Heroes for Hire work better as a tv series rather than a feature film.

MARVEL should leave the feature films for their Thor/Iron Man/Cap iconic characters, while the street levelers get their spot light on the small screen. I hope The Hand, Blade and/or Punisher cameo or show in these series too! Great news!

Posted by Ando123

Can't believe it :D

Edited by MisterNefarious

@br_havoc: I think Moon Knight would work really well in an episode of Daredevil. I'd imagine them using him as a darker edgier character that would sort of make Matt evaluate how he's handling crime outside the law.

Posted by Mellow_Hype

Secret Avengers show would be great so would a heroes for hire.

Posted by Tyrus

At first I preferred that they did Runaways on television, but I think I'll be OK with this.

There is no way Marvel would let Daredevil be a muck-up in their hands - the fact that they only gained the rights back for the character earlier this year and they're announcing a mini-series only a few months later goes to show their devotion/desperation to tell his story.

Posted by Tyrus

Ooohhh I just read the part that says ABC Television Studios will be co-producing the show, so all 4/5-series should be connected to the MCU :)

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Posted by Tyrus

The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast should be embarrassed at this point.

A bit harsh but I hope they are. The show is killing me.

Posted by Night Thrasher

Netflix is worth every bit of the $7.99 a month. Even if you don't watch these shows it's worth it just being able to stream JL and JLU!

Posted by feedonatreefrog

I'm diggin the Daredevil announcement.

But can someone explain to me the appeal of Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist?

They seem so bland; both powers and costumes.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@feedonatreefrog: read Immortal Iron Fist and your life will be forever changed

Posted by kid Apollo

totally down for luke cage and iron fist, couldnt care less about daredevil

Posted by derf_jenkins

Netflix is a good way to get casual fans more into the comic books, so I'm all for it.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

Awesome!

Posted by JonSmith

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

Unlikely. Whereas DC is somewhat ashamed of their characters, preferring to go all Batman Begins on 'em, getting as far away from the comic book crazy stuff as they can, Marvel tends to embrace it wholeheartedly. So we'll probably get people and costumes almost torn from the pages of the comics.

Edited by Protoflash

Sweet! But why the hell is jessica jones getting her own series? All she's really done is get mind-raped by purple man and marry luke cage. Nothing against her, I just think that this is a little bit odd considering all the other female characters that deserve a show much more than her *cough cough* captain Marvel *cough cough*

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Edited by Immortal777

There goes the superhero genre it's going to become as repetitive as all the other genres.

Posted by Captain13

There goes the superhero genre it's going to become as repetitive as all the other genres.

Don't worry. Marvel has diversified they portfolio. For them superhero is just an aesthetic. Justice compare their Captain America political thriller to their space sci fi Guardians of the Galaxy to the mystic Dr. Strange.

Posted by Captain13

Sweet! But why the hell is jessica jones getting her own series? All she's really done is get mind-raped by purple man and marry luke cage. Nothing against her, I just think that this is a little bit odd considering all the other female characters that deserve a show much more than her *cough cough* captain Marvel *cough cough*

Captain Marvel is more of a movie character. She would be too expensive to do right on tv. Jessica has a private eye angle for her series.

Posted by Immortal777

@immortal777 said:

There goes the superhero genre it's going to become as repetitive as all the other genres.

Don't worry. Marvel has diversified they portfolio. For them superhero is just an aesthetic. Justice compare their Captain America political thriller to their space sci fi Guardians of the Galaxy to the mystic Dr. Strange.

With Disney behind Marvel I'm worried.

Edited by .Longshot.

Mother of God...

Posted by comicbookfan93

This is so awesome!! And it's all leading up to a Defenders miniseries :D

Now just hoping for a Punisher tv series

Posted by JediXMan

YES! This is fantastic news!

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Posted by NICKXH

I'd prefer if it was a movie personally. Have Heroes for Hire with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones and then have Daredevil as a cameo in a after credits scene. Followed by the Daredevil movie and also the Punisher could show up. Then that would lead into a Punisher movie.