Netflix has been easing into the water of original content with series like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, and in 2015 they’ll be delivering shows that probably not many people saw coming: live action Marvel mini-series. If you want to see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage on a screen, you’ll need to subscribe to Netflix. Disney’s Marvel has definitely broken into new territory. Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment, had the following to say:
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. “This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”
As far as what they mean by mini-series, Netflix has committed to at least four, 13 episode series and those lead up to a mini-series event about The Defenders.
To say I’m excited by this news is an understatement. I think it means interesting things for streaming services like Netflix and could possibly influence companies such as DC Comics to come up with a similar plan. We’ll see. Whatever happens, I’m getting a Daredevil series and to that I say yay!
(via PR Newswire, top image by Paolo Rivera)