ByScott Pierce, writer at
Yell at me on Twitter: @gingerscott. Managing Editor at Moviepilot.
Scott Pierce

We already knew that Marvel's new slate of Netflix shows, including Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil, were going to be big. But the multi-series endeavor is reportedly going to be the biggest in New York's history. Yup, even bigger than The Avengers. The studio announced that the shows will consist of 60 one-hour episodes with a production budget of a staggering $200 million, which is almost enough to give Iron Man, Black Widow, Captain America, and the rest of the gang a run for their money.

Filming is slated to begin this summer and is expecting to bring 400 full-time jobs to the state of New York.

"New York is where the entertainment industry started, and this unprecedented commitment from Disney and Marvel is further evidence that we're bringing it back bigger and better than ever before," said New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. "And when the entertainment industry thrives, it fuels dozens of other industries and businesses. The competition for these projects is fierce and Disney could have chosen to film these shows anywhere, but they knew that shooting in New York means getting to work with the best in world. These shows bring New York's superheroes home where they belong – along with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in new business."

Basically, this is turning out to be way more ambitious than I initially thought. Marvel has said that it's going to take several years for Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil to unfold, but I can't imagine Netflix holding off on allowing fans to binge watch entire seasons at a time.

Are you guys ready to see The Defenders come together? Let me know below and on Twitter

(via The Wrap)


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