Netflix’s Ted Sarandos has answered one question that has been lingering ever since Marvel and Netflix announced their partnership to create four superhero series (and a team-up mini-series) for the streaming network.
That question is also probably the most obvious one – are these one-offs or will these be ongoing shows? The good news is, it sounds like Netflix is thinking the latter assuming they perform well. Speaking at the TCA Winter Press Tour this week, Sarandos says: “They’re all eligible to go into multiple seasons for sure, and [we]contemplate that they will.”
Sarandos also implied “The Defenders” miniseries, which brings all four series together, could becoming an ongoing series as well. The plan is also to have each series screen between 8-15 months from the previous one.
The downside of this news is that Marvel’s “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” may not premiere until early 2016, and “Luke Cage” will be a late 2016/early 2017 release. Sarandon says: “We’re not trying to hit a fall programming schedule or hit a grid number. We want to give them enough room and enough time to make a great show. I don’t want to set up a rigid time table.”