Disney Plus Canada is set to receive all of Netflix’s Marvel shows later next month.
It was announced earlier this month that the Marvel shows created in conjunction with Netflix would be leaving the streaming service. Where would they go next? The obvious answer was Disney Plus but the shows were quite mature when compared to the streaming service’s family-friendly fare. While the future is unclear for the Netflix Marvel shows stateside, Canadians with Disney Plus will be able to stream the series later next month.
A press release from Disney Plus Canada, which can be found below, indicates that Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Iron Fist, and The Defenders will be hitting the Canadian streaming service on March 16. While it’s exciting to see the likes of Daredevil and Jessica Jones join their fellow Marvel heroes on the streaming service, how exactly do these mature shows fit into Disney’s family-friendly image?
Well, international Disney Plus markets have a “Star” subsection, which features mature content that normally fits into Hulu’s programming slate. In Canada, Disney Plus’ Star features tons of non-family-friendly fare, which makes it a perfect fit for Netflix’s litany of Marvel shows.
It remains to be seen where the Netflix Marvel shows go in the United States. The safest bet is Hulu, which features a decent portion of Star’s catalog. What would be surprising is seeing the shows end up on Disney Plus, which would certainly set a precedent for mature content ending up on the service as long as it aligns with Disney’s various franchises. Only time will tell where The Punisher and Jessica Jones go next, but it’s great to see Disney actively finding ways to stream the shows as opposed to just letting them disappear forever.