In a story from IGN, Netflix announced at the Television Critics Association that they’ve gone ahead for a second season comprising of 13 episodes of the most recent Netflix/Marvel series, which is one of 5 shows initially announced for Netflix, and it’s the second series to receive a renewal after Daredevil.
Daredevil season 2 will premiere on Netflix on March 18 2016, which will then be followed by Luke Cage (currently in production) later this year. Iron Fist has its show runner, but no casting has been announced, so it’s not yet determined which will air first, Jessica Jones season 2 or Iron Fist season 1.
Much of this also depends on the scheduling of The Defenders which is yet to be scheduled on Netflix’s release calendar, so there is still the possibility that season 2 of Jessica Jones might even air after the first season of The Defenders. Again, Netflix has not yet set this schedule into stone.
It is also known that Netflix/Marvel is currently developing The Punisher as a potential series, which would clearly spin his character off of the upcoming season of Daredevil. However, at this present time all that is known is that Netflix is planning on sticking with their original 5 series plan.
There is also discussion of spinning off Elektra in to her own series. Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said, “All the characters that spin out in that universe could spin out. Any character that’s in there is on the table, but nothing to talk about.” When asked whether there could be a time, due to the plethora of Marvel series being produced, that we might see more than two Netflix/Marvel shows premiere in the same year, Sarandos had this to say:
“It’s possible. Right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so they’re long production times and long post times. In some cases we have character crossover, which makes it more difficult to manage production in a way to jam two or three in. It’s not the goal, certainly, to put more than one or two out a year.”
The Two Gay Geeks must also give thanks to friend of the show, Marc Biagi of BTi, for actually calling the number on the above graphic and verifying that it does ring up the answering machine for Alias Investigations.
So are you squeeing with unbelievable delight at this good news? Or is Netflix/Marvel biting off more than they can chew with the issues of production and post times as Sarandos mentioned?
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