The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced a deal for Marvel TV to bring original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel’s characters to the leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015.
This agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.
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.
It aims to take Netflix members 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.
Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.
This new original TV deal follows last year’s movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios.
These include titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm.
Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.
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