Marvel’s Netflix Shows Will Be Sixty One Hour Episodes in Total

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If you weren’t sure how massive in scope Marvel’s recent deal with Netflix is, this should give you some idea. The four separate series, all shooting in New York, will cover Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones, and will each be fifteen, one-hour episodes.

Here’s the official press release:

“This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs totaling 52 one-hour episodes culminating in a four to eight episode 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, taking viewers deep 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 mini-series event in which the Marvel characters from the first four series team up as “The Defenders,” much like “The Avengers.””

It remains to be seen whether Marvel’s next venture into TV will indeed be more “Avengers” than “Agents of SHIELD” in terms of quality, though I will say with reports of whose involved, it’s leaning more toward “SHIELD” at present. Though perhaps in limited format, free of a network, the show will have more freedom to be less serialized, as debuting on Netflix the shows are all made to be binge watched. And binge watching serialized shows is awful.

I have hopes for this venture. Not high hopes, perhaps, but hopes all the same.

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Paul Tassi is the Managing Editor of TVovermind and also manages the website Unrealitymag.com. He's contributed to major publications such as Forbes as well as BC Media Group properties.
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  • mike

    The writer of this article doesn’t seem to know what serialized tv is… Which is pretty odd..

    Why would marvels netflix shows benefit from being less serialized??? With it being on netflix it has More freedom to be more serialized seeing as being too procedural is what the problem is with agents of sheild..

    Lol and to the writer of the article, in response to you statement that binge watching serialized shows is awful.. You are the first person I have ever heard say that…

    I have never heard of people binge watching Law in order (A PRECEDURAL) as opposed to Game of thrones (A serialized show). Another example I never heard of anyone binge watching a procedural as opposed to walking dead, breaking bad, stargate, battlestar galactica, or even netflix’s House of cards which is a serialized show…