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Netflix’s Four New Marvel Series to Film in NYC

It looks like Disney and Netflix are betting the farm on their upcoming four Marvel superhero shows. Disney has announced it will spend $200 million over the next three years to pay for the four shows to film in New York City, which amounts to the largest television or film production in the city’s storied history.

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Disney chief Bob Iger stated in a press conference announcing the shooting location that the series will be filmed in NYC to preserve the integrity of their comic settings. The Marvel Defenders series, which will consist of four separate shows, each focusing on a typically unsung comic within the Marvel canon, will begin production in July of 2014. The first series is expected to be Daredevil, with shows for Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage coming after in that order. As each of the four stories is set in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in NYC, there is potential for crossovers among the four as well.

The Marvel Defenders deal will produce 13 episodes for each of the four characters, as well as a miniseries starring all four characters that is expected to consist of four to eight episodes. While no date has been set for any of the series’ premieres, each is expected to premiere in 2015. No casting has been announced.

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