Daredevil & Luke Cage Are Getting Shows On Netflix

November 7th, 2013 // 13 Comments
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Thanks to the soul-rottingly profitable clickability of celebrity body parts, I can get away with occasionally rambling about politics or nerd shit – Look for a review of Thor: The Dark World tomorrow. – so here’s Deadline reporting that Marvel/Disney has signed a deal with Netflix to produce four live-action series featuring Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones before culminating with a The Defenders miniseries, and yup, my penis just retreated back into my body. “I can tell when I’m not needed,” were its last words.

The companies call this an “unprecedented deal” and “Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.” Disney will provide Netflix with live action series and a miniseries featuring Marvel characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage set in the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to at least four, 13-episode series over “multiple years,” beginning in 2015, culminating with a miniseries, The Defenders, that “reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.” The arrangement, which involves some 60 episodes produced by Marvel TV and ABC Studios, grew out of the deal that will give Netflix exclusive rights to Disney films in the premium TV window beginning in 2016.

Of course, this is great news for anyone who’s been subjecting themselves to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. which is a goddamn case study on the blandness of network television and why over-bloated 22-episode runs can’t compete with the (generally) tighter, compact storytelling of 10-12 episode seasons. For normal people, this means absolutely nothing because I doubt they’ll put boobies in these like Game of Thrones. Although, Jessica Jones’ debut did feature Luke Cage doing her in the butt. True story, and I just outed myself as a comic book nerd who reads about superhero ass sex. ABANDON POST. *barrel rolls out of chair*

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  1. henri hell

    yeah powerman and iron fist were awesome. oddly enough, i was just going through my old comics and thought that they’d never get a movie or show b/c of how much attn the xmen and avengers get.

  2. schmidtler

    ‘the gritty world of NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen’ isn’t so gritty after Giuliani’s time as mayor. NYC is pretty much Disney Store and tourist crap where all the peep show places in Times Square used to be, and the worst thing you’ll find these days in Hell’s Kitchen is litter and cheap hookers. What are these superhero guys going to do now in NYC, scold the hookers into moving another block over from the bus station so tourists don’t have to look at them?

  3. This is great news. I wonder who will play Luke Cage.

  4. JimBB

    “Granddad, what was it like to live at the turn of the 21st century?”

    “Well, back then we had video rental stores and the NSA didn’t have an agent in each home.”

    “What were television and movies like?”

    “Well, you’re not going to believe this, but most of our TV shows and movies back didn’t feature Marvel superheroes”

    “YOU’RE KIDDING! Not even half of them????”

    “A surprisingly small percentage, kid.”

    • “Although there was this period in the late 1970s when Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, and Wonder Woman all had prime-time TV shows, and that’s not counting the animated Marvel shows that ran in syndication for kids in the afternoon. Oh, and that’s when Superman brought comic books back to the movies, too. ‘Course, Wonder Woman and Superman were DC Comics, but that was before Marvel bought them out in 2016.”

  5. Kal

    A Heroes For Hire show is a no brainer and as for Daredevil (what’s hot right now? Superheroes? Lawyer shows?), a DD show should have been green-lit years ago

  6. Inner Retard

    Tried to watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I wasn’t expecting Dostoyevsky like character development, or Breaking Bad like story telling. Just a good, fun hour of distraction. But I can only see this show as entertaining if you are mindless teenager high on weed.

  7. Beltliner

    I hope you realize this whole thing is going to result in a flood of ‘Daredevil in Miss Jones’ ship fiction on Tumblr…

  8. Frank Burns

    Christmas!

  9. Deacon Jones

    Luke Cage? Iron Fist?? Jessica Jones??

    Im obviously fucking missing something, because I never even heard of any of these people…..

    I must have missed something when I made the jump to Image and Dark Horse in the early 90s…who the fuck kept reading Marvel?? I gave up on them when every comic book they printed included a crossover and a “special edition” metallic cover and then Wizard would publish their price guide splooging all over everything.

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