Marvel creating four superhero shows and one miniseries for Netflix

The deal marks “Marvel‘s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling," according to a press release

By Prachi Gupta

Published November 7, 2013 5:51PM (EST)

Attention "Avengers" fans: Beginning in 2015, Netflix will be the destination for four new Marvel superhero shows and a special miniseries.

According to a press release, each show will span about 13 episodes, released over several years:

Led by a series focused on “Daredevil,” followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel’s “The Defenders” mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

The companies say that the deal is “Marvel‘s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling," and is Marvel's second major deal with the online streaming company, who in 2016 will have immediate has access to all Marvel movies after they exit theaters.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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