According to the normal rules of TV, when you’ve got something good you keep cranking it out until no one wants any part of it anymore. Netflix isn’t following any established method though, they’re taking a different approach: always leave them wanting more. Such is the case for their slate of Marvel Studios programming. One would think that with the tremendous, flattering success of Jessica Jones, and the warm reception for Daredevil season two, that Netflix would want to get new seasons of those shows rolling post haste. But no, we won’t see those shows again for a while. About two years to be precise.
During the Netflix pitstop at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour, company head Ted Sarandos revealed that season 3 of Daredevil and season 2 of Jessica Jones are coming, but Netflix has to clear the slate by launching the rest of the approved Marvel series including Luke Cage debuting in September, the currently in production Iron Fist, and the 8-episode team-up series The Defenders.
Marvel/Netflix sked: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Defenders THEN 2nd and 3rd seasons of the other shows and Punisher.
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) July 27, 2016
So given Netflix’s two Marvel shows a year strategy, that means we won’t be seeing more of the Man Without Fear and New York’s hardest boiled private eye until 2018; 2017 will see the launch of Iron Fist season 1 and The Defenders, likely on the same spring and fall schedule Netflix used the last two years with Daredevil and Jessica Jones in 2015, and Daredevil and Luke Cage this year.
But in the midst of moving these pieces around, if it feels like we’ve forgot one, we have. What about The Punisher, the spin-off series starring Jon Bernthal? That seems perhaps even further off, but there was a kind of tease about whether or not we will see the character sooner than, say, 2019…
Is Jon Bernthal in Marvel’s Defenders? “Stay tuned,” Ted Sarandos says. #TCA16
— Chris E. Hayner (@ChrisHayner) July 27, 2016
In the meantime, Luke Cage premieres September 30 in its entirety on Netflix.
Source: Screen Rant