The Defenders Will Fight Crime In New York.. No Really
An interesting partnership between Marvel, Disney and Netflix is set to bring us an exciting amount of nerdgasms in the upcoming future, or so we heard last year when it was announced that four separate (but linked) 13-part series were to be made featuring Daredevil, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage (AKA The Defenders) followed by a crossover series spanning eight episodes.
It was recently announced that a tax deal has been made for the producers of the upcoming shows to allow them to shoot in New York. This means that instead of constructing dark alleyways and filthy streets on some set in Canada they can film authentic dark alleyways and filthy streets in the actual city of New York without breaking the bank. Alan Fine, President, Marvel Entertainment had this to say:
“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,”
The project seems promising, and is yet another reason to join the Church Of Netflix, where all are invited to binge-watch excellence in plenty.