Marvel clearly knows what they’re doing with their content strategy and we saw even further proof of that this morning when it was announced the studio would be bringing a slew of new series to Netflix. The deal was reported by Deadline and states that Netflix has purchased the rights to air four live action television shows as well as a miniseries featuring the characters, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Disney will provide Netflix with live action series and a miniseries featuring Marvel characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage set in the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to at least four, 13-episode series over “multiple years,” beginning in 2015, culminating with a miniseries, The Defenders, that “reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.”
It’s an ambitious move to say the least, but it’s one that makes complete and total sense. Netflix is changing the game when it comes to how we view television shows and Marvel has demonstrated year in and year out that they’re way ahead of the curve. It’s a deal that could end up making Netflix an even more valuable property than it already is.
Time will tell but this is a much bigger deal than most fans realize as the game has been changed for Marvel and they’re truly taking over every creative outlet they possibly can.