Netflix has released a new trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders, the upcoming 8-part series that’s set to unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist on the small screen.
The trailer made its debut during Marvel TV’s Hall H panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego and gives us a brand new look at the four heroes working together to protect New York City against a mysterious threat.
You can watch the trailer below.
The series stars Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Elodie Yung, Eka Darville, Simone Missick, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Scott Glenn, Rachael Taylor, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Henwick, with Sigourney Weaver playing the main villain, the enigmatic Alexandra. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Marvel’s The Defenders” follows Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones). A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
Marvel’s The Defenders arrives on Netflix on August 18, 2017.
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With news breaking that Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, is in talks to develop a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.