At the back-end of last year, Marvel confirmed their continued screen domination with an announcement of some new TV series’ that they will be creating in collaboration with NetFlix, who will also broadcast the episodes.
The plan is that the two companies will be teaming up to deliver four 13 part mini-series with one for each of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. They will then produce another series about them forming the superhero team, The Defenders.
There have since been many rumours about the stories and how they will link up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Happily today, Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer, Joe Quesada has been chatting about the plans for their further expansion into TV.
He said “They will exist within the cinematic universe again, so this is all the same world as SHIELD and The Avengers. There will be some interconnectivity, much like the movies.”
However he went on to explain that they will be of a different tone to the big-screen adaptations already released, “Although these are superhero stories, this is different. This is the street level, noir side of the Marvel universe, probably more ground level than you’ve really seen in any of our Marvel movies.”
He finished by stating that the production would begin soon: “The scripts are coming in and they’re pretty fantastic: very emotional, very original. But at the same time, it is Daredevil; it is Matt Murdock. These stories take place in Hell’s Kitchen, and the fantastic thing is that we’re shooting at home in New York where these characters belong. We will hopefully start casting really, really soon.”