Daredevil & Luke Cage Are Getting Shows On Netflix

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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