When their partnership first began, the Marvel & Netflix deal was initially for a total of 60 episodes. Well, that’s grown a bit as it has now expanded to a total of 135 episodes and eleven seasons including The Punisher spin-off. While we got confirmation on both at San Diego Comic-Con, there’s been no word as to exactly when seasons three of Daredevil and the second season of Iron Fist would kick off production.
However, a new report from Deadline seems to clear things up and reveals that both series will be well underway into production on their next seasons by the end of the year. The trade reported:
Marvel Television and Netflix’s footprint in the state of New York has grown to include an additional 23 episodes of its series to be shot in the state by the end of 2017 raising its overall count to 135 episodes. According to the Governor’s Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, this represents the largest television projection project commitment in New York State history, with Disney’s Marvel TV and Netflix more than doubling their initial commitment since the labels’ production in the state was announced in late 2013.
That grand total includes shoots for the streaming series The Defenders which is set in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen and The Punisher plus other superhero series. The additional 23 episodes to be shot this year include season 2 of Iron Fist and season 3 of Dardevil while 26 episodes are currently in production for season 2 of Luke Cage and season 2 of Jessica Jones.
It’s really no surprise that Netflix wants to get new seasons of these series out there as quickly as possible based on their popularity. There are currently no details regarding release dates but with all four series filming this soon, there’s a solid chance that we could see Netflix dropping all four on the streaming service next year. Get the snacks ready because it is looking like you’re going to be doing a lot of binging.