Netflix Is Open To Spinoff Shows For Characters In Their Current Marvel Shows


After only two shows -- Daredevil and Jessica Jones -- it is apparent that Netflix is the perfect platform for Marvel to reach adult audiences. While we look forward to Luke Cage (currently filming), Iron Fist (casting is "in progress") and eventually the team-up series, The Defenders, there is hope the Netflix-Marvel universe will expand even further.

At the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Sunday, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos was asked if there could be spinoff shows for characters in their current Marvel shows. "Any character that’s in there is on the table … It’s always possible," he shared (via EW). "All the characters in the universe could also spin out."

However, it's NOT their "goal to put out more than one or two out a year." This is because it requires "long production times and long post times" that are more on "the scale of a major film."

Netflix is already expecting several issues to arise when Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist finally join forces. "The complex one is really The Defenders," Sarandos said. "The Defenders’ production schedule will determine a lot of the season 2 and 3 output of those shows."

As for potential spinoffs, the current rumor is that The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) is getting his own series. EW has been told by their sources that there is "movement there, however, and that Netflix is looking for a showrunner who can tackle the project."

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios. Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

Daredevil season 2 arrives on Netflix March 18, 2016.

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  1. Hopefully Trish gets on the road to becoming Hellcat in the follow-up season.

  2. I wonder how much Netflix pays for these shows.

    • Bobby
    • 139 Posts in 23 Months

    hellcat obviously, punisher and i want a moon knight series in phase 2

  3. I would watch the hell out of Punisher.

  4. They should turn the Defenders into a TV movie (2 hrs or so), just for the pop of getting everyone into one story, and then go back to individual series. Jessica Jones and Daredevil were so good on their own, and with Cage and Iron Fist getting series, its going to get too crowded and delayed if they are only going to do two series per year.

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