New ‘Jessica Jones’ & ‘Daredevil’ Seasons Won’t Debut Until 2018

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All 13 episodes of Luke Cage will arrive on September 30th, but after that, we’ll have to wait a few more months until the next Marvel and Netflix series. We already know that both Iron Fist and The Defenders will premiere sometime in 2017, but what about the rest of their highly anticipated shows that are currently in development?

During the summer TCA press tour, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos mentioned that we shouldn’t expect to see the second season of Jessica Jones and the third season of Daredevil, as well as the 13-part Punisher series starring Jon Bernthal until at least 2018. While that may sound like a long time, we’re definitely going to see Matt and Jessica in The Defenders, so that will probably help ease the wait.

We’re not entirely sure about whether The Punisher will also be a part of The Defenders, but Sarandos did hint that Bernthal will be making an appearance in the series, which will start filming later this year. It’s also going to be interesting to see whether or not his own series will debut in 2018, since Netflix usually releases two of these shows per year.

Expect more updates on The Defenders and the rest of the upcoming Marvel and Netflix shows in the coming months. For now, you can watch the Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders teaser trailers, which all debuted at San Diego Comic-Con last week.

Source: ScreenCrush

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • S.W.

    I can’t wait for these shows, so I’m excited, but I don’t quite understand. Do they only have one group of writers and one production team? LOL. Not really getting why they can’t shoot more than one show at once.

    • SAMURAI36

      It’s because these “shows” are being produced like movies, rather than actual TV shows. They shoot all 13 eps at once, vs other shows (such as DCTV) shooting eps as they go along.

      I suspect that’s going to be Marvel Netflix’s undoing down the road.

      • Carl

        Why would that be their undoing? That is actually what makes these shows and other like it so great. HBO does the same for Game of Thrones.

        • SAMURAI36

          GOT is a 10-ep season, and it’s not connected to other shows. And if it was so great, then the producers wouldn’t be fiddling with the notion of producing them faster, now would they?

          Also, comparing these Marvel shows with GOT is a fool’s errand. Not even the same quality.

          • Carl

            The Marvel Netflix shows are just 3 episodes more. They are much closer in quality to a HBO show than any regular network show. The fool’s errand is your incessant bashing of the great work Marvel has done in movie and on Netflix.

            Also Netflix wants them to produce the shows faster because they are so popular and well received.

          • SAMURAI36

            So which is it, then? Because if Netflix knows that this is how these shows are made, then the request becomes pointless & moot.
            And LMAO at these shows being “so popular”. So now 5M viewers is what now passes as “popular & well received” these days? And here I thought GOT doing 20+M viewers was now the industry standard. Guess moving backwards is now the new evolution. ?

    • Jake Bucsko

      I’m sure they can, but since The Defenders involves everyone, that pushes everything back a bit. Plus it’s best to stretch these out, with everything they release they can’t be putting out six shows a year.

      • SAMURAI36

        Also, DCTV involves a revolving cast between the shows as well, and they seem to pull of several shows and crossovers on a frequent basis.