Daredevil and Other Netflix/Marvel Series to Film in NYC, for 'Authentic' Feel; July Start Date Set

Netflix Marvel Hero Series PremiereThe 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.

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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.

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  1. John NYC says:

    I’m impressed with Netflix’s ambitions (late to the House of Cards party here…)

  2. Fan says:

    Daredevil!!! Best Marvel superhero period!

  3. LeTouriste86 says:

    Here’s hoping they’ll include more members of the original team.

  4. Hooray! Should be a good project…and it’s lovely that more film jobs are coming to NYC! Available for hire right here!!! :)

  5. Azerty says:

    I tought there was a Daredevil reboot planned as a movie? Did I get confused between a reboot of the Fantastic Four and Ben Affleck playing Batman? Anyway I hope this will be better than SHIELD.

    • Jillian says:

      It will probably blow SHIELD out of the water especially because Netflix has no limits unlike network television, which SHIELD is on.

  6. Cesar88 says:

    Are they filming the four series back-to-back or there will be overlapping? Three years isn’t much time to shoot 60 hours of film.

  7. How long after each series is posted on Netflix will the next one follow? Will all episodes be posted at the same time, like they do with Orange, House/Cards, etc?

  8. DougMac says:

    That’s a high per episode cost isn’t it? These shows should look way better than originally speculated.

    • Guy says:

      Roughly $3.3 million an episode is not that high compared to other Netflix series (which have been reported to be around $4 million). But for broadcast network standards? It’s on the higher side, yes.

  9. Teag says:

    Very excited for this. I heard Defenders is 8 episodes though, is that true?

  10. liz says:

    SUCH FANTASTIC NEWS. Creatively its a great decision, but also in this hard economic time, its great to see them creating jobs. SO EXCITED FOR JESSICA JONES!!

  11. Mikael says:

    It’s funny that Hell’s Kitchen isn’t what it used to be, but I’m sure they’ll recreate it just fine. I love that Marvel is doing this; it gives me hope for other lesser-known heroes like Moon Knight, and not being on tv will probably allow them to do the Punisher and Ghost Rider properly and maybe reboot Blade as well. It’s too bad SHIELD has to be so “family friendly.” I really wanted it to be darker, like an Alias/Nikita vibe.

  12. Josh John says:

    I heard that Shang Chi: Master of Kung Fu is suppose to be green lit for Netflix too. Do anyone know if this is true?