The Marvel series on Netflix continues to go from strength to strength and in this preview, we give you an insight as to the timeline of all the future Marvel series coming to Netflix.
At the time of writing, we’ve now had an introduction season for each of our four Defenders including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and most recently, Iron Fist. Daredevil has had two seasons whereas the rest have only had one so far.
Onwards with the full schedule for the Marvel series on Netflix
The Defenders: Season 1
Release Date: August 18th, 2017
Netflix announced the release date rather sneakily through a short teaser clip where the elevator camera got stuck on August 18th, 2017.
The Defenders is comprised of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage and while we’ve had a small teaser as to what’s coming, it’s still wide open as to what will the show will be about. We know sticks will be back for The Defenders. He remarks right at the end of the trailer that “you can’t even save yourselves”. This implying that the team goes into the series completely against the idea of teaming up.
The Punisher: Season 1
Release Date: Expected Fall 2017
Although it wasn’t originally in the main game plan, at least so we’re told, The Punisher was such a hit when he stormed into Daredevil season 2. Netflix decided to give the greenlight to give The Punisher his own series. Where the show will go though is still yet to be seen. The Punisher actually had a pretty large part of his origin story laid out in season 2 of Daredevil but there are still some questions that remain unanswered.
It’s also not clear whether it’ll be a full-fledged season or a tiny miniseries. We suspect that production has started on The Punisher and we think it’ll fill the fall gap given that The Defenders was pushed forward to the summer.
Jessica Jones: Season 2
Release Date: Early 2018 – TBA
Jessica Jones first premiered on Netflix in fall 2015. It was always thought that it would get a second season but we had to wait until comic-con 2016 to actually get the official announcement. The villain is anyone’s guess in season 2 with (spoiler alert) the purple man out of the picture, Jessica is free to live her dysfunctional life as she sees fit. We do hope that she uses her powers a bit more in season 2.
Daredevil: Season 3
Release Date: Fall 2018/Early 2019 – TBA
Daredevil has been the best Marvel character on Netflix so far without question but sadly, we’ll have to wait quite a while for the return of Daredevil, at least for a solo outing. Confirmed at Comic-con 2016 season 3 will have a tough job topping the previous seasons and given that Daredevil has been pivotal on setting up the main storyline for The Defenders, we suspect he’ll continue this role here. Sadly we don’t think it’ll be until the end of 2018 or in the early stages of 2019 meaning it could be up to 2 and a half years before another Daredevil season. Crikey.
Luke Cage Season 2
Release Date: 2018/2019
The next season of Luke Cage was announced on December 4th, 2016. A release date is tricky to predict at this point but given the other shows were announced first, we think that it’s likely been thrown to the back of the pile so we’re just going to say a 2018/2019 release date for now.
The first season of Luke Cage gave us a very different look at Hells Kitchen and at this point it’s fair to say Luke Cage is probably the most badass of the Defenders.