Marvel Televison teamed up with Netflix in late 2013 instead of Amazon and WMG America and since then, it has reached the high streaming point to allow more adult theme than Marvel Studios films.
Marvel Television joined forces with Netflix in late 2013 to release four centred characters of their own web series of 13 episodes.
Here are the series so far released on Netflix
- Daredevil (season one)
Charlie Cox plays Matt Murdock AKA Daredevil in the first season focuses on the origin of the blind lawyer by day and crime fighter by night in Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Along with Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio plays the bad guy Wilson Fisk also known as Kingpin of the season one. In the season two, Matt approaches a new villain name Frank Castle AKA ‘The Punisher‘ who played by Jon Bernthal. Plus with Elektra (Matt’s ex-girlfriend) who played by Élodie Yung. Wait, that’s not all, in season two, there will be the mystery of the ongoing battle between The Chaste and The Hand.
I think Netflix version is much better than Ben Affleck‘s version back in 2003. Think about, the movie squeezed too much of origins and way too much characters. With this version, the series broke down in 13 episodes to give much depth on Matt’s story and Wilson’s horrible childhood story. Then you get the second season to explore Frank’s origin background and story of Matt and Elektra’s relationship didn’t last long. Plus more details of the two companies battling between The Chaste and The Hand that was briefly mentioned in season one but because of season one of Wilson Fisk as a villain, Marvel TV decided to wait until season two to drop it all in to avoid overlapping.
Watch Daredevil anytime on Netflix in all territories.
2. Jessica Jones
There is another hero in Hell’s Kitchen where there is a female heroine to save a day from a psychopath who controls people by instructing them against their own free will. That person who kick and punch hard, jump high buildings and lift heavy weights is……. Jessica Jones.
Krysten Ritter best known from a television programme called Don’t Trust a B—- from Apartment 23 is playing Jessica who suffers PTSD like Tony Stark but her version is dark noir PTSD. Jessica who was traumatised by her ex who controls people using verbal communications is not only Kilgrave (born as Kevin Thompson) also known as in the comics The Purple Man played by David Tennant (best known from Doctor Who played the Tenth Doctor). Jessica thought to believe Kilgrave was dead after getting knocked by a bus, but he survived the incident. He has a plan to get Jessica back by putting people in danger to get closer for his attention for how long?
Plus that’s not all, Mike Colter was casted as Luke Cage in a recurring role ahead of his own series (which his section is below to read more). Finally, Rosario Dawson who plays Clare Temple in Daredevil as a night nurse guest starred in episode 13.
Jessica Jones is another what I think this should deserve another series for bringing the dark noir to the element. Kryten Ritter is a great actress to bring Jessica Jones to life on Netflix and David Tennant is amazing playing the baddie (like his previous baddie role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), this was the different David I saw his actions was dope and scary. At the same time, I love how he can handle to control everyone with verbal communications to his attention. Mike Colter’s role as Luke Cage sounded like other versions of Powerman but Mike’s version is not called Powerman, it’s simply as Luke.
Watch Jessica Jones on Netflix anytime.
Upcoming series to come are
3. Luke Cage
Luke Cage is taking control of his own series not in Hell’s Kitchen, but in Harlem where he rebuilds his life where he is running away from the past that’s coming back to haunt him. Mike Colter is reprising his role as the series will take place “a few months after Jessica Jones” as Colter confirmed.
According from Cheo Hodari Coker, showrunner of the series, he described Luke Cage as “a powerful fusion of dark drama, hip-hop, and classic superhero action”.
Luke Cage will premier all 13 episodes on 30th September 2016.
4. Iron Fist
There’s one more individual series focusing on Danny Rand AKA…. Iron Fist.
Marvel TV announced that Finn Jones (best known from The Game of Thrones) is casted as a practitioner of martial arts and the wielder of a mystical force known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to summon and focus his chi.
The series will premier all 13 episodes on Netflix in all territories in 2017.
4. The Defenders
The series starring Charlie Cox, Kryten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones will team up for a mini series based on the comic book series of the same name.
It is expected to film straight after Iron Fist in late 2016 and the release date of 4-8 episodes has yet to be announced.
5. The Punisher
Jon Bernthal is getting his spin-off series which Marvel TV announced it before the second season of Daredevil dropped in March 2016.
By April 2016, The Punisher has been ordered by Marvel TV along with Bernthal’s involvement, Steve Lightfoot has announced as a showrunner of the series.
There hasn’t been indication when the series is going to debut. However, it is likely to release next year or so. I think Bernthal’s version of The Punisher is going to be way better than Dolph Lund, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson‘s versions. This series will make a difference to forget the crappy films, let’s focus Marvel TV’s efforts one.
How all of this connected in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? We saw Claire Temple cross over from Daredevil to Jessica Jones and now she’ll appear in Luke Cage. However, what about Marvel TV cross over with Marvel films? Daredevil and Jessica Jones did referenced The Avengers a few times to hype the viewers that it’s in the share universe but when will films and TV cross their paths? I got another story to explain next time.