With the Hand out of the way, the heroes of The Defenders can return to their lives and adventures in their own corners of New York City. And now we know when to expect the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen.
Production for Daredevil is set to begin October 15 and finish June 30. With cameras set to start rolling in less than two months, we’re likely to begin hearing about casting announcements very soon.
Given the organized chaos that goes into a shoot, these dates are not set in stone. However it gives a clear indication of how long they’re planning to shoot the upcoming series as well as when we can expect to see it on Netflix.
The turnaround for these shows from wrap to hitting Netflix is generally 3-4 months. Of course that all depends on the Marvel schedule for Netflix as well; The Defenders and The Punisher were both in production around the same time with similar wrap dates. But The Punisher will likely hit the streaming platform around three months after The Defenders’ debut last week.
Second seasons of both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are currently in production, though we’ll likely see Jessica Jones first and then Luke Cage a few months later.
With The Punisher likely to debut in November, Jessica Jones could debut in March while Luke Cage follows in June. This would give enough time for post-production on Daredevil to wrap and the show to go live in September, still leaving room for Iron Fist Season Two to follow at the end of the year.
It’s wishful thinking, but Marvel Television has begun ramping up their offerings on Netflix over the last year. Four seasons per year might just hit the sweet spot.
The Defenders is now streaming on Netflix.
Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.