Phase one of Marvel on Netflix has completed bringing with it the start of phase 2 that’ll see all of the defenders get another solo outing plus a surprise spin-off season too. Below, we’ll take you through the release schedule for all future Marvel Netflix series.
In previous years, Netflix has always released two seasons of their shows per year. From 2017, it’s switching that trend to release three seasons a year with one in the Spring, one in the Summer and one in the Fall.
Just for a quick recap, here (in order of release) is the previous Marvel/Netflix titles to release.
- Daredevil (Season 1) Early 2015
- Jessica Jones (Season 1) Late 2015
- Daredevil (Season 2) Early 2016
- Luke Cage (Season 1) Late 2016
- Iron Fist (Season 1) Early 2017
- The Defenders (Season 1) Mid 2017
Note: This guide excludes ABC Marvel shows such as Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter and Inhumans.
The Punisher: Season 1
Release Date: November 2017
First introduced during Daredevil season 2, The Punisher is getting his own solo series this fall thanks to massive fan outcry after his appearance. Portrayed by Jon Bernthal, Frank Castle has a colourful past which we’ve already had a glimpse into but this thirteen episode series will look to expand on it. It’s not the first time The Punisher has been on-screen thanks to a 2004 movie starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta but hopefully, it’ll be the first accurate and worth watching adaptation.
What can you expect? Death and violence. The first teaser trailer was released at the end of season 1 of The Defenders.
Jessica Jones: Season 2
Release Date: Expected Early 2018 or Summer 2018
Jessica Jones first season landed in 2015 and is the Defender in most need of a new season. The first season ended dramatically with Jessica killing Kilgrave although it has been confirmed that David Tennant will be returning in some form for season 2.
In The Defenders, we see Jessica Jones returning, albeit it slowly, to her old freelance private investigator job having taken up the main case for The Defenders. Given how chaotic life in Hell’s Kitchen is, it’s only a matter of time before another case lands on her desk.
Luke Cage Season 2
Release Date: Expected Spring 2018 or Summer 2018
Announced soon after season 1 had wrapped up, Luke Cage is expected to have his second season in 2018 but given the amount of news that’s been announced surrounding Powerman’s next outing, we suspect he’ll land towards the beginning or the middle of next year.
So far, we know about the new enemies Luke will be facing plus now he’s met Iron Fist, will he begin his training as seen in the comics? Claire Temple and Misty also have stories that need to be wrapped up after the events of The Defenders too so this may even come before Jessica Jones.
Daredevil: Season 3
Release Date: Expected Fall 2018/Early 2019
Daredevil had quite the ending in The Defenders and as a result, he’s got a bit of healing before he can think about returning to him being the devil of Hells Kitchen. COO of Netflix has said that it will be 2018 ‘at the earliest’ for a possible season 3 of Daredevil but we still think it’ll be heading our way before a new season of Iron Fist thanks to open plot points and unanswered questions at the end of The Defenders.
Iron Fist: Season 2
Release Date: Expected Early 2019 to Mid 2019
Despite negative reviews of his first solo outing, there’s still more story to be told for Danny Rand. The Defenders followed directly on from his first season and with The Hand gone, it’s likely that Iron Fist will be the last of The Defenders to be getting a new season. Most of Iron Fist’s storylines have wrapped up thanks to the destruction of the hand but that’s not to say there isn’t still plenty of unanswered questions.
With a potential crossover with Luke Cage in the works, it’s likely that we will see him before 2019 but given 2018’s tight release schedule, Iron Fist is at the back of the queue for the time being.