With the Netflix TCA press tour this morning, the company’s CCO Ted Sarandos talked about the success of “Daredevil” and how the eventual “The Defenders” mini-series is coming together along with the other Marvel/Netflix shows.
Sarandos tells IGN they have a plan in place for the series with “Jessica Jones” getting a fourth quarter 2015 release:
“I think ideally there will be a rhythm of about every six months you’ll get a new season or a new series from the Defenders group. And then they’ll crossover into a combined [Defenders] season once we’ve launched the first season of each of the four characters. Some will selectively have multiple seasons as they come out of the gate. So they’ll probably be two launches a year.”
What about the potential of spin-off series involving breakout characters from the show, such as Jon Bernthal’s The Punisher in the upcoming second season of “Daredevil”:
“It is possible for sure. That’s the beauty of the Marvel universe. Any of them could spin out into films too.”
He was also asked if they would make casting announcements about “Iron Fist” to which Sarandos replied: “Hopefully soon. It’s always a little extra complex with Marvel in announcing things.”
There’s also a rumor about another potential Marvel TV show in the works today with MCU Exchange suggesting a TV series based on “The Thunderbolts” (a kind of Marvel “Suicide Squad”) might be in the works.