While Marvel Studios tends to lay out scheduling plans for its movies on a phase by phase basis, Netflix has played things a little closer to the chest with its television series, but yesterday at the TCA press tour, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos offered a loosely drawn picture of when fans should expect new series to debut and favorite series to return.
Sarandos confirmed that Luke Cage will premiere on Sept. 30, making it Netflix’s second Marvel series this year, following Daredevil Season 2. Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s Defenders will both premiere in 2017, and Jessica Jones Season 2 will premiere back-to-back with The Defenders. Production on Daredevil Season 2 spinoff The Punisher will commence sometime after Jessica Jones Season 2. However, Jessica Jones Season 2, The Punisher, and Daredevil Season 3 won’t be released on Netflix until at least 2018.
The announcement of The Punisher spinoff adds an interesting wrinkle to Netflix’s Marvel plans since it is the first new series announced in addition to the four solo series and The Defenders crossover that formed the original deal with Marvel. It remains to be seen if this addition to the schedule will cause Netflix to increase their Marvel production from two series a year to three series a year. There’s also the question of The Punisher’s involvement in The Defenders. Frank Castle was excluded from the teaser for the crossover series, and when asked about the character’s inclusion, Sandos only offered a, “Stay tuned.”
Is Jon Bernthal in Marvel's Defenders? "Stay tuned," Ted Sarandos says. #TCA16— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) July 27, 2016
In addition to the Marvel’s The Defenders teaser, Netflix also released at Comic-Con International: San Diego a new trailer for Marvel’s Luke Cage, the first footage from Marvel’s Iron Fist, and an announcement teaser for Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3.
Via Screen Crush