With news today that Netflix has canceled its remaining Marvel shows – Jessica Jones and The Punisher – Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, has posted a letter to fans of all the canceled Marvel/Netflix shows.
Netflix’s Marvel Super-Series the Defenders brings together four people who should never be in the same room together. That’s the same strategy that worked for the MCU’s The Avengers, but set in smaller, more personal ways.
It takes until the last ten minutes of the third episode for Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to come together, but it’s a powerful meeting that is nicely set up by showing the individual paths that lead them into that situation.
Marvel comics has announced a new volume of The Defenders – written by Brian Michael Bendis and with art by David Marquez.
The ongoing title will feature the line-up we are soon to see on Netflix – Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones – but is based on a set-up from the final pages of canceled title, The New Avengers.
‘ We’ve been planning this book for well over a year and we’re so excited to show you what we think the next phase of the gritty marvel streets will have to offer,’ said Bendis.
The Defenders #1 will be in stores in June. Further details follow the break.
The Defenders [CBS, Wednesdays, 10/9C] turns out not to be a re-imagining of a 1961 legal series about a couple of lawyers who didn’t always win [which was groundbreaking stuff in 1961]. Instead, it’s a fictionalization of a couple of Vegas lawyers with a reputation for trying anything to win, and partying like it’s 1999 when they’re not actively working.
The news that CBS, long the most stable of networks for programming, had axed seven shows – including some that were doing well in their timeslots [Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, Cold Case] – came as a shock to fans of those shows. Now CBS is presenting a new schedule designed to give their five new fall shows the best possible situations, ratings-wise.
The five new series [three dramas, two comedies] premiering in the fall are: the reboot of Hawaii Five-0, The Defenders, Blue Bloods, $#*! My Dad Says and Mike & Molly. The Criminal Minds Spin-off is a mid-season show. Show descriptions and the full CBS fall schedule follow the jump.
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