Netflix Clarifies Release Plans for Marvel Series

Netflix Clarifies Release Plans for Marvel Series

Earlier this week, Marvel Entertainment and Netflix finally revealed the premiere date for their first original series “Marvel’s Daredevil.” Previous reports on the follow-up series, “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” revealed that the series could also premiere in 2015, leading many to believe that the Marvel shows might follow each other in a 2-per-year release pattern.

“You should think of it about as roughly a year,”  Netflix head Ted Sarandos told IGN. “Some will roll in as early as eight months and others in 15 months apart, and basically what it is is we’re not trying to meet a fall programming schedule or trying to hit a grid number, so really we want to give the shows enough time….Jessica Jones hasn’t started production yet, so a lot happens from the first day on the set to the last day of production. So we want to give them enough room and enough time to make a great show, so I don’t want to set up a rigid timetable and deliver a show every eight months or every twelve months, but you should expect them about a year apart.”

“Marvel’s Daredevil” features Charlie Cox as the titular man without fear with Krysten Ritter leading “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” Ritter will also be joined by Mike Colter as Luke Cage for several episodes before he debuts in his own series on the platform. That series will be followed by “Marvel’s Iron Fist” which leads into “Marvel’s The Defenders” bringing all four shows together into one climactic mini-series.