No, we’re not talking about that movie… Marvel announced today that Daredevil is coming to Netflix. Filming is set to begin in Summer 2014, and the program will primarily be filmed in New York State and produced by Marvel in association with ABC Television Studios. This is Marvel’s biggest leap into live-action television, and is reported to represent the largest film or television project commitment in New York State history.
Not only will viewers get to see nearly 60 planned one-hour episodes featuring the 4 Defenders: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, this production will ring nearly 3,000 jobs to New Yorkers, and that includes up to 400 full-time positions.
Governor Cuomo said, “New York is where the entertainment industry started, and this unprecedented commitment from Disney and Marvel is further evidence that we’re bringing it back bigger and better than ever before.” – Marvel’s Netflix Series to Film in New York City, Marvel.com, February 26, 2014
With the filming scheduled in New York, it is kind of like the “flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen” are coming home.
“We thank the Governor and the great state of New York for helping us create the ultimate backdrop to this epic series. Setting our production in New York City truly underscores the authenticity and excitement we plan to bring to The Defenders and their ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ stories,” said Marvel Entertainment’s President, Alan Fine. – Marvel’s Netflix Series to Film in New York City, Marvel.com, February 26, 2014
Like I didn’t have enough reasons to watch Netflix already…
‘Til next time,