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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

All of Netflix's Marvel Shows Eligible for Multiple Seasons


Looks like we might get to see Bullseye after all.

Zap2it has posted news from Netflix's winter 2015 press tour, which features some new details on their upcoming shows Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, all of which will culminate in a Defenders team-up series.

The biggest news, of course, was the long-anticipated revelation that Daredevil will premiere on April 10, 2015. 

Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, said that viewers can expect the Marvel shows to come out "roughly a year" apart, with anywhere from eight to fifteen months between premiere dates.  This means that the earliest we could see A.K.A. Jessica Jones would be sometime this December.  "We're not trying to hit a fall programming schedule or hit a grid number," Sarandos explained.  "We want to give them enough room and enough time to make a great show.  I don't want to set up a rigid time table."

And despite concerns that the shows would run for only one season of thirteen episodes, Sarandos said that fans can expect a sort of sequel structure when it comes to second seasons.  "They're all eligible to go into multiple seasons for sure, and contemplate that they will," he remarked.

As for what factors go into the decision for further seasons, Sarandos said, "Definitely in how well we are addressing both the Marvel fanbase but also the broader fanbase who may or may not ever get into one of these series because of their own preconceived notions.  One thing we have a really great history of is probably a combination of the personalized merchandising and the subscription model that allows people to be a little more adventurous about what they watch.  We may find that an audience way broader than the typical Marvel audience will try and fall in love with these shows and with the Marvel brand, and it will be universe-expanding for Marvel too."

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