As the next phase of Netflix’s Marvel TV universe unfolds, we can do two things: one, enjoy the new seasons and two, look to the future. With Luke Cage recently going for a second round in season two and Iron Fist coming back in September, we are only waiting now for season three of Daredevil and we will have another complete phase!
Naturally, as it happened last summer, the next step would be the gritty, offbeat team-up series that is The Defenders. However, besides a few cameos in each other’s seasons, it doesn’t seem like a second season of the show is lined up on the Netflix pipeline.
That’s not to say that the lack of sanctioned Defender episodes doesn’t mean that the possibility is out of the question. As it turns out, Cindy Holland, the Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, is on board with the continuation and expansion of the roster of shows based on Marvel characters.
Holland spoke with CinemaBlend about what is next for Marvel’s series, and although she didn’t specify anything, she did explain what the hold up is in terms of future shows with all four of the Defenders.
“The biggest issue was the timing of production and launching of The Defenders because what that meant is we had to shut down all of the shows, so all the actors be available for The Defenders so it’s more function of that. There is no problem with this season, I think it’s fantastic, it’s real return to form in my view.”
The article also said that the production of the third season of Daredevil is well underway, despite an unknown release date. On an even grander scale, the next step could be to add new comicbook characters or spin-off series, especially since The Punisher did so well. There are plenty of unexplored Marvel characters out there, and there are plenty of supporting characters in all four existing series that would do well with a show of their own.
This is also something on the mind of Holland, although it is not the immediate priority. Holland said the following about the possibility of expanding the roster of “Defenders,” so to speak:
“There’s always an ongoing discussion about spinning off additional characters into additional properties. I don’t have anything to share.”
Perhaps once all of the seasons of this phase are out, the decision to make a second Defenders team up will be the next big project. However, for fans that don’t want longer break times in between individual seasons, the lack of Defenders episodes is perfect for you!
First thing’s first, let’s see what happens next with Iron Fist and eventually Daredevil.