Netflix is certainly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to television these days. What with already-established original shows such as House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black still impressing audiences and, more recently, documentary series Making A Murderer becoming the most talked about thing right now, there's no stopping the streaming service. So when it combined with Marvel to turn out planned series Daredevil and Jessica Jones in 2015, success was inevitable.
Both shows became huge hits in their own right, with critics and fans particularly praising their dark and gritty tones compared to Marvel's lighter outings on the big screen. Their growing fanbases seemed to give the go-ahead to separate series Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders too (as well as second seasons for each of them) and comic book lovers can hardly wait to see them reach the streaming service.
Not much is known about the trio of upcoming shows, however Netflix has now released the loglines for each of the titles, offering a little insight into their worlds and what we can expect from them. They read as follows:
Marvel's Luke Cage – In this Marvel live-action series, a street-fighting ex-con battles crime on the streets of New York as the Super Hero, Luke Cage.
Marvel's Iron Fist – Marvel's Iron Fist follows Super Hero and martial arts master Danny Rand in the upcoming live-action series.
Marvel's The Defenders – Marvel's The Defenders brings together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage in an epic Super Hero team-up in New York City.
Considering how long Netflix subscribers/Marvel fans will have to wait until these shows will be accessible, the descriptions are understandably vague, and are likely to be elaborated on or even changed completely in the future. Arguably the one we're most excited about is The Defenders' description, which confirms that we will see three existing, and downright awesome, characters team-up in what is likely to be television's answer to The Avengers.
As always when it comes to Marvel outings, the shows are set to connect in different ways. Those who have watched Jessica Jones since it launched in November 2015 will know that we've already met Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Colter will play the titular character in Netflix's next aptly named show, with Luke Cage the series slated to reach the streaming platform sometime later in 2016.
Iron Fist will follow, however, it hasn't started filming yet due to stumbling blocks that the writers have come across. They are allegedly still undecided whether they should keep to the character's original story and make him Marvel's first Asian-American hero on screen or base him on the more recent comics that depict him as a blonde-haired man named Danny Rand.
Both Jones and Cage are set to feature in separate upcoming series The Defenders. That particular series is scheduled to be uploaded to Netflix in late 2016 or early 2017, however, considering Jessica Jones has just been renewed for a second season, it wouldn't be that surprising if the timings change nearer the specific release dates.
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