While Marvel’s Netflix shows have all been renewed for second seasons, plans for The Defenders beyond this year are currently up in the air. According to executive producer Jeph Loeb, Marvel is taking one step at a time with their growing slate of streamed shows.
Speaking to Collider, Loeb revealed that there’s currently not a plan for another season of The Defenders just yet, but that’s only because they haven’t mapped things out that far.
“I don’t know. We haven’t really gotten to that place. I don’t know that there will be a Defenders 2.”
The full interview can be seen below:
It certainly seems as though the show getting a second season is an inevitability, as all of Marvel’s Netflix shows have been a hit with Netflix subscribers – and provided that The Defenders is too, then the possibility that they’ll do another season of the show will open up. They might not have plans for it right now, but bear in mind that Daredevil getting a second season before The Definders and The Punisher getting a show at all were not part of the initial plan (which was only for one season each of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders), so there’s clearly a bit of creative fluidity when it comes to the way Marvel are handling these properties. And even if The Defenders isn’t given another season, odds are that we’ll be seeing a greater number of crossovers between the shows from this point out.
The Defenders join forces on August 18, 2017. The show features an ensemble cast that includes Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Finn Jones as Danny Rand (Iron Fist), Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as “Foggy” Nelson, Carrie-Ann Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Scott Glenn as Stick, Rachael Taylor as Pasty Walker, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao, and Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra Reid.
Lingering Questions Leading Up To ‘The Defenders’
With the release of the first season of Iron Fist, all four Defenders have made their streaming debut to set up this summer’s mashup miniseries The Defenders. Each season has built on the last, building an intricate mythology with a living, breathing New York City to house it. The Hand has been introduced as a sort of evil S.H.I.E.L.D. to link Marvel’s Netflix dramas, building to the four uniting against them. Their separate investigations will bring them together in – what else – a hallway fight.
The culmination of the first phase of the Marvel/Netflix partnership has a lot of ‘splaining to do. What’s the Hand’s true objective? How will our four heroes interact together and how will the supporting casts of their shows intersect here? And perhaps most importantly, who is the Big Bad played by Sigourney Weaver?
We’ll talk about all that and more in the article ahead. Click Next to start!