Last week's announcement of a Netflix/Marvel dealwas huge for fans of Marvel's superhero universe. The subscription-based streaming media service will air four 13-episode series starring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, plus a Defenders miniseries that brings the characters together, starting in 2015.
It's big news for Netflix, which while having earned surprising success in original programming has never made such a big gamble in that realm. It's also big news for Marvel, substantially increasing the number of hours of live action film set in their cinematic universe in one swoop. But what does it mean for the audience?
In the past year, Netflix has found significant success in expanding its business model to include streaming original series. The popularity and critical praise of shows like Orange Is The New Black, House Of Cards, and the fourth season of Arrested Development have led many to wonder what the next step is for the media streaming giant, and just how significant it would be. It turns out, that next step involves the House Of Ideas, as today Marvel and its parent company Disney have announced an unprecedented partnership with Netflix in which Marvel TV will produce four serialized original programs, starring four of its characters, which will lead into a miniseries, and all of it will stream exclusively on Netflix.
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