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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Netflix's Marvel superheroes unite in The Defenders

Today Netflix unveiled a trailer for Marvel's The Defenders. The upcoming series sees Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron First join forces to battle a big bad played by Sigourney Weaver.

Cue obligatory hallway fight scene.

The trailer has given me an incentive to catch up with a Marvel Netflix backlog.

Following the breakout first season of Daredevil. The Netflix series have stalled and stagnated for the most part. Conversely, Legion, a part of The X-Men cinematic universe at Fox, has captured my imagination with its inventiveness and is now front runner for genre series of the year.

Stream The Defenders on Netflix from 18th August. Coincedently, that would have been my late mum's 76th birthday.

Excited for Marvel's The Defenders or could care less? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Supergirl flies from CBS to The CW for second season

Supergirl's got a new home and it's with The CW in Canada.

The DC Comics live-action television series will join stablemates Arrow, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow from next season. More crossovers are bound to follow under the auspices of prolific producer Greg Berlanti.

This is quite the mission statement from The CW, co-owned by CBS and Warners Bros., and bolsters the network's superhero portfolio as Netflix continues to capitalise on the success of Marvel's Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Alas, ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter didn't fare so well after relocating from New York to Los Angeles and won't be renewed.

Crisis on Infinite Earths, anyone?

Melissa Benoist, like fellow Glee alum Grant Gustin, is a charismatic lead and it'll be interesting to see her character further involved with alternate realities and timelines, which is something The Flash has become most adept at. The latter's second season has been a barnstormer and, whilst I won't post any spoilers, the Zoom/Earth-2 storyline has cemented the series' status as my favourite genre show on television.

Sky 1's scheduling of DC Comics' small screen adventures every weekday evening, from Tuesday to Friday, has been a masterstroke in the UK.

Are you glad Supergirl's saved to fly another day? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Marvel's Jessica Jones renewed for second season

Netflix has confirmed Marvel's Jessica Jones will return for a second season.

Krysten Ritter and David Tennant will reprise their roles as Jessica Jones and Kilgrave respectively in 13 new episodes.

The news of the renewal is not surprising in the wake of NBC's suggestion Jessica Jones is the most-watched drama series on the streaming service.

Incidentally, Jessica Jones is the first series I've watched in 4K on a new Samsung Curved SUHD 4K 3D LED TV that included a free 6 month Ultra HD Premium subscription to Netflix. The finest television I've ever owned.

Daredevil's second season premiere is 18th March on Netflix. Upcoming Marvel Netflix series include Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. All of which are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Excited for more Jessica Jones? Let me know in the comments below.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Marvel's Jessica Jones is very, very dark

This is the week for tasty trailers from the Mouse House. Monday saw Kylo and the Knights of Ren triumphant in a resurgent Star Wars buoyed by nostalgia for the original trilogy in The Force Awakens. Now it's the turn of Marvel and Netflix with Jessica Jones.

Today the studios have dropped a full trailer for Marvel's Jessica Jones.

Former superhero Jessica Jones is played by actress Krysten Ritter and she'll be joined by co-star David Tennant as the villainous Zebediah Kilgrave AKA Purple Man.

If Daredevil is anything to go by, Marvel's Jessica Jones will be another binge-viewing masterpiece when all episodes arrive on Netflix on 20th November.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Watch the first teaser trailer for Marvel's Daredevil

Netflix has unleashed the first teaser trailer for Marvel's Daredevil, which is the inaugural series from the company's exclusive original content deal with Disney. This includes AKA Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Culminating in The Defenders mini-series in 2017.

“I've been preoccupied, of late, with questions of morality,” Murdock moodily intones to a priest in the 90-second trailer. “I'm not seeking forgiveness for what I've done, Father. I’m asking forgiveness for what I'm about to do.”

Daredevil follows Netflix's past successes, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, with all episodes premiering on day-one this April. A tactic that satiates my predilection for binge-viewing. For those of you with 4K UHD compatible devices, you'll be able to feast your eyes on the inky blackness in superlative detail.

Excited for Marvel's Daredevil or could care less? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Disney to film Marvel's Netflix series in New York

An ambitious 60 episode series based on characters from Marvel comics is to be filmed in New York as part of an exclusive content deal between Disney and Netflix.

Here's the full press release:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix Inc. today announced that Marvel's landmark live-action television series, which will bring Marvel's "flawed heroes of Hell's Kitchen" characters to Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will principally film in New York State. Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking series is Marvel's most ambitious foray yet into live-action television storytelling and represents the largest film or television production project commitment in New York State history.

Daredevil will be the first series from Marvel and Netflix to film in New York City Filming is set to begin in the Summer 2014 and will create at least three thousand jobs in New York State including up to 400 full time jobs. The project will include nearly 60 one-hour episodes focused on the 4 Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

"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," said Governor Cuomo. "And when the entertainment industry thrives, it fuels dozens of other industries and businesses. The competition for these projects is fierce and Disney could have chosen to film these shows anywhere, but they knew that shooting in New York means getting to work with the best in world. These shows bring New York's super heroes home where they belong--along with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in new business."

"Since 2008 Disney has directly contributed almost half a billion dollars to New York's economy through television and film production, along with approximately 9,000 jobs for New Yorkers," said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. "The Governor's policies make this great state a more affordable and attractive location, opening the door for even greater economic investment and job creation for New Yorkers. Our Marvel series for Netflix will inject millions directly into the local economy and create hundreds of new jobs."

"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 Alan Fine, President, Marvel Entertainment. Last November, Disney and Netflix announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs totaling 52 one-hour episodes culminating in a four to eight episode mini-series programming event. Led by a series focused on "Daredevil," followed by "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking viewers deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York. Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a mini-series event in which the Marvel characters from the first four series team up as "The Defenders," much like "The Avengers."

This new original TV deal follows last year's landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm. "The Defenders are classic New York characters; smart, resourceful and tough enough to always stand up for what's right," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. "We're delighted they're coming to life on their home turf thanks to Governor Cuomo and his team."

When Governor Cuomo took office in 2011, he made the attraction of the film and television production and post production industries, and jobs and the economic impact they bring with them, a key part of his overall strategy to grow New York State's economy. Since that time, he has signed into law several important changes to both programs to make New York more competitive in this global marketplace, and the results have been significant. Both programs enjoyed record-breaking years in 2013, bringing billions of dollars in new spending and thousands of jobs into the Empire State. The stability provided by multiyear funding has particularly encouraged the development of television series production work, like the new Marvel series, as well as long term investments in infrastructure, all of which creates thousands of jobs directly and indirectly related to the actual productions themselves.

During calendar year 2013, applications for 183 film productions were submitted that included 124 films, 33 television programs and 26 pilots. These projects will:

-Generate a direct spend of $2.11 billion in NYS;

-Collect a projected $477 million in credits; and

-Hire an estimated 128,165 actors and crew for the 183 projects submitted.

John Ford, President, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 52 said, "The men and women of the IATSE look forward to participating in this groundbreaking endeavor. Thanks to the vision of Governor Cuomo and the Legislature, the long term funding of the production incentives gives employers the comfort they need to invest in these new avenues of entertainment, which will provide thousands of new jobs with good wages and benefits."

Thomas J. O'Donnell, President Teamsters Local 817 said, "Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 is thrilled that Marvel's newest television series will be filmed in New York. This long-term commitment is an incredible accomplishment that will bring not just jobs, but also stability to our members work and family lives."