Marvel's Netflix Series to Film in New York, 'Daredevil' Begins Summer 2014Kevin Fitzpatrick |
Relatively little of Marvel's forthcoming Netflix 'Defenders' project have emerged, apart from the writing minds behind 'Daredevil' and 'Jessica Jones,' but now New Yorkers have something special to look forward to. Marvel's coming Netflix series will principally shoot on location in their proper New York City hometown, with 'Daredevil' set to begin filming in summer 2014!
Marvel and Disney announced the news in a press release, clarifying that the media giants worked closely with New York City Governor Cuomo to bring the four standalone series -- Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist -- and their subsequent miniseries team-up, 'The Defenders,' to the Big Apple, the largest film or television production project commitment in New York State history.
Adding that filming will create at least 3,000 jobs in New York State, including up to 400 full-time jobs, Marvel President Alan Fine said of the landmark deal:
We thank the Governor and the great state of New York for helping us create the ultimate backdrop to this epic series. Setting our production in New York City truly underscores the authenticity and excitement we plan to bring to The Defenders and their ‘flawed heroes of Hell’s Kitchen’ stories.
So too chimed in Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos:
The Defenders are classic New York characters; smart, resourceful and tough enough to always stand up for what's right. We're delighted they're coming to life on their home turf thanks to Governor Cuomo and his team.
Also listed among the press release was a clarification that each series would shoot 13 episodes, culminating in an eight-episode team-up of 'The Defenders' and bringing the total to 60 episodes (to start). Thus far confirmed is that ‘The Cabin in the Woods‘ director Drew Goddard will helm 'Daredevil,' while Melissa Rosenberg remains attached to ‘Jessica Jones,’ leaving ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Luke Cage’ without any major names confirmed, for the moment.
Exciting news, no? What do you think? Are you psyched to have Marvel's Netflix series shooting in their hometown of New York? Who would you like to see suit up as 'Daredevil,' 'Luke Cage,' or any of the 'Defenders?' Give us your casting picks in the comments below!