I’m ashamed of myself, I really am. With everything else that’s come and gone this weekend, I missed one of the most exciting and action-packed trailers to come around for a TV Show.
If you haven’t been watching Marvel’s Netflix offerings (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage & Iron Fist) this may not mean that much to you. The Defenders is the culmination of those series, just like Marvel did with The Avengers on the film side. But if you haven’t…what is wrong with you? I know people have varying opinions on Cage & Fist, but Daredevil is pretty universally praised, and has even spawned a spin-off series in this Fall’s Punisher.
Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil AKA Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica
Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist AKA Danny Rand (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who reluctantly realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
The series is executive produced by showrunner Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s Daredevil
Season 2, Fear the Walking Dead), Douglas Petrie (Marvel’s Daredevil, American Horror
Story), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist), and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist). The action-filled drama brings the four members of the street-level hero team known as The Defenders to the screen. Marvel’s The Defenders is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. All 8 original episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders will premiere exclusively on 18th August, 2017 on Netflix.
The cast also features Academy Award® and Emmy® nominee Sigourney Weaver
(Avatar, Alien), Elodie Yung (Marvel’s Daredevil, Gods of Egypt), Jessica Henwick (Marvel’s Iron Fist, Game of Thrones), Rosario Dawson (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sin City), Rachael Taylor (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Transformers), Eka Darville (Marvel’s Jessica Jones), Elden Henson (Marvel’s Daredevil, Hunger Games), Deborah Ann Woll (Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Scott Glenn (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Leftovers), Carrie-Anne Moss (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, The Matrix Trilogy) and Simone Missick (Marvel’s Luke Cage).
The Defenders hits August 18, 2017 on Netflix.