Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Provides Brief Update On ‘The Defenders’ Status; Comments On Chances Of More Marvel Spinoffs

Earlier this morning, Netflix officially renewed the fantastic Jessica Jones for a second season. But when might we see the second season of the Marvel series hit the streaming service? While speaking at the Winter TCA, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos revealed that any additional seasons of their main titles currently revolve around the production schedule of the upcoming The Defenders mini-series.

With Netflix & Marvel already getting ready to put focus on the mini-series and Iron Fist being currently in the casting stages, is there a chance that we will the Marvel Studios projects hitting the service in 2017 and 2018 respectively? Also, could it be possible that we might see more than two Marvel series hitting the streaming service per year? Sarandos commented on the latter.

It’s possible, right now, these are produced at the scale of a major film, so they’re long production times and long post times. In some cases we have character crossover, which makes it more difficult to manage production in a way to jam two or three in. It’s not the goal, certainly, to put more than one or two out a year.

Yesterday news broke that Netflix and Marvel Studios were currently developing a Punisher spinoff. Could we also see additional characters getting their own series? When asked about the rumored series, Sarandos wouldn’t comment on the project but did confirm that we could see more Marvel projects hitting the streaming service. 

All the characters that spin out in that universe could spin out. Any character that’s in there is on the table, but nothing to talk about.

While Sarandos played Coy, it defnitely sounds like their is plans to add more content as time goes on. But who else could see besides Frank Castle? Perhaps Hellcat or Elektra? Is there a chance that we will see Marc Spector appear in one of the main titles and spinning out in the rumored Moon Knight series that has been discussed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: IGN

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