The Hell’s Kitchen-based Daredevil will fight crime in a bona fide New York City, thanks to Disney’s plum deal to film its upcoming Marvel hero series for Netflix on location in the Big Apple.
As reported by Variety, Disney CEO Bob Iger said at a Tuesday press conference that it was “very, very important for us to be in New York,” to lend the upcoming series an “authentic” feel.
Authenticity comes with a price, though: Even with enticing tax credits, the Walt Disney Co. will shell out $200 million over three years — resulting in 400 full-time jobs and 3,000 part-time production jobs — to film the four 15-episode series, which will follow, in order, the characters of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and then Luke Cage.
Once all four have made their Netflix debut, they will team up for a miniseries event that reimagines The Defenders, Marvel’s dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Production on the Netflix/Marvel initiative is set to start in July, with the Daredevil series eyed for a 2015 premiere.
In other words, there’s still time to dream-cast the four heroes — hit the comments with your latest thoughts.