Surprisingly, Marvel, working in collaboration with Netflix and ABC, has announced that they will be producing five new series that are slated for release in 2017 sometime after the release of their already announced production of The Defenders.
The new titles coming to Netflix lineup are Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, The Punisher, Brother Voodoo and Spider-Man 2099.
Check out the official press release below.
BURBANK, Calif., April. 1, 2015 . The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced new upcoming live-action series exclusively to the world’s leading Internet TV Network following the release of “The Defenders” series in 2017. Continuing the pioneering agreement, Marvel is to develop five new serialized programs starting the second phase of the successful world of street-level heroes.
The upcoming new content will be led by a series focused on “Moon Knight,” followed by “Brother Voodoo,” “Ms. Marvel,” “Spider-man 2099,” and “The Punisher,” the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of New York and beyond. Netflix has committed to a minimum of five, thirteen episodes series expanding the world of the Marvel Universe in new, unnexpected ways.
“Marvel’s movies, such as ‘Iron Man’ and Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’, are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. “With ‘House of Cards’ and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”
This new original TV deal follows last year’s venture deal through which, beginning with “Daredevil” this year and culminating with “The Defenders,” Netflix and Marvel would be bringing new content based on the original comic books to the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the vast universe. 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.