Netflix Original Marvel Series Release Schedule (2018-2020)

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Welcome to the upcoming Marvel series guide to The Defenders on Netflix. We’ve got all you need to know about the upcoming Marvel series that’ll arrive exclusively on Netflix including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. We’ll also look at how we got to this moment too. Here’s the Marvel series release schedule for the end of 2018, 2019 and into 2020.

Over 112 episodes have been released across the six different series since 2015. Up until 2017, Netflix released two seasons a year but upped it to three in 2017 and that’s since continued in 2018 too.

Timeline of the Marvel Series So Far

Just for a quick recap, here (in order of release) is the previous Marvel/Netflix titles to release.

  • Daredevil (Season 1) April 2015
  • Jessica Jones (Season 1) November 2015
  • Daredevil (Season 2) March 2016
  • Luke Cage (Season 1) September 2016
  • Iron Fist (Season 1) March 2017
  • The Defenders (Season 1) August 2017
  • The Punisher (Season 1) November 2017
  • Jessica Jones (Season 2) March 2018
  • Luke Cage (Season 2) June 2018
  • Iron Fist (Season 2) September 2018

Are the Marvel series leaving Netflix?

There have been some rumors floating around that Netflix will be losing the Marvel series thanks to Disney moving away from Netflix. This is hogwash. Although Disney does own the titles, they’ve been exclusively provided to Netflix and Disney pulling out of Netflix only covers the theatrical releases.

Note: This guide excludes ABC Marvel shows such as Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Cloak & Dagger and Inhumans.


Daredevil: Season 3

Status: Confirmed

Release Date: October 19th

The COO of Netflix has said that it will be 2018 ‘at the earliest’ and she wasn’t wrong as we finally have confirmation that the 3rd outing for the Devil of Hells Kitchen is on October 19th, seeing as for the longest time Daredevil season 3 had expected to drop Early 2019, and with 3 releases already this year for Marvel (Jessica Jones Season 2 in March, Luke Cage Season 2 in June and most recently Season 2 of Iron Fist in September) it is a welcome surprise that we are getting season 3 in October!

Daredevil is the series which kickstarted The Defenders and his third outing will be more than any other of The Defenders. Will they introduce a new villain to the franchise like Bullseye? Could we see a return of the Kingpin or can we expect to see a new Anti-Hero rise and claim their own TV show in the Marvel-Verse?


The Punisher Season 2

Expected: Spring 2019

The Punisher was a smash hit success. After not even being on the original slate of Marvel shows for Netflix his appearance in Daredevil was enough to warrant his own solo outing. As a result, the calls for a second season came instantly and Netflix obliged. Although there’s no official release date, we’re expecting it to arrive in Spring 2019 as filming for Season two wrapped up in August 2018. Not much is known about the series but we’re tracking all the changes here.


Jessica Jones Season 3

Status: Confirmed
Release Date: Summer/Fall 2019

Although season 2 didn’t quite live up to the standards of the first season, Netflix clearly saw reason to give Jessica Jones yet another solo adventure. Lots of new details were revealed about one of the most curious of The Defenders and although we didn’t see Luke Cage return in season 2, we’re holding out for that relationship to rekindle in season 3. Given the timelines at the moment, we’re expecting Jessica Jones to come out at the end of 2019 at the absolute earliest.

Filming began for Season 3 of Jessica Jones back in June 2018, so we could expect to see a Summer release date for Season 3 (Season 2 aired almost exactly a year after filming began).


Luke Cage Season 3

Status: Not Confirmed
Release Date: ??/??/????

Luke Cage obviously only just wrapped so hasn’t received an official nod as to whether it’ll return but one of the actors has hinted that it’s in the works although he said it’d be ‘within the next 10 years’. No Confirmation on a 3rd season yet, but Netflix boss Cindy Holland has somewhat addressed the status of the Marvel TV-Verse. Could we see Luke Cage removed and in its place have a joint series with Iron Fist as Marvel’s Heroes for Hire.


Iron Fist Season 3

Status: Not Confirmed
Release Date: ??/??/????

Having only aired recently the future surrounding Iron Fist is uncertain while receiving a more positive reception to Season two than it’s first outing it’s still too early to say otherwise if Iron Fist will make a return in the near future.


The Defenders Season 2?
Status: Not Confirmed
Release Date: ??/??/????

The Defenders was initially called season 1 but has since changed to a miniseries or limited run series. This means that only one season was planned. That’s a shame as while The Defenders wasn’t perfect, it certainly could be perfected for future seasons. While the future of the show is disputed the closest we are getting to the Defender’s interacting with each other right now is on twitter…

We’re updating this release schedule every time a new series drops or information regarding one of the shows are announced so keep heading back. What Marvel series are you looking forward to next? Let us know in the comments below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.