Despite The Defenders premiering on Netflix in 2017, it sounds like 2018 is the year of Marvel on the streaming service. All four Defenders have now been confirmed for new seasons on Netflix, at some point this year.
The sophomore seasons of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have already been released onto the service this year, and we’ve known for some time that Iron Fist Season 2 is on the way this fall. The release of Daredevil‘s third season has been the mystery of the group, with most people assuming that the installment wouldn’t be showcased until 2019, given that there already three Marvel/Netflix seasons set for 2018. However, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos put a stop to those rumors, confirming that new episodes of Daredevil will hit the streaming service before the year is out.
Towards the end of the Netflix Q2 earnings video, Sarandos talked about the opportunity to bring back new seasons of beloved Netflix shows in the second half of 2018. Surprisingly, Daredevil’s name was a part of that list.
“In the short term, we’ve got new seasons coming up, in the second half of this year, of Orange is the New Black, Ozark, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Narcos, the finale of House of Cards, the follow-up series to Making a Murderer.”
While this definitely serves as confirmation for the 2018 release of Daredevil Season 3, there has been no indication as to exactly when the episodes would premiere. Given that the second season of Iron Fist is debuting on September 7, it’s likely that we won’t see Daredevil return until November or December.
The only Marvel/Netflix show that hasn’t been confirmed for a release this year is The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal. A second season of the series has been ordered, and is currently being filmed in New York, but no release date has been announced. Those new episodes, along with the third season of Jessica Jones, will probably debut in 2019.
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