Marvel announced a few months back that they were making four new episodic series and one mini-series for Netflix. The characters getting their own series are Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. After that, they will team up as The Defenders. Marvel’s chief creative officer Joe Quesada recently spoke to Comic Book Resources and said that the Daredevil Netflix show will be a very large movie.
“We can sit there and look at 13 episodes and plan it out as a very large movie,” Quesada said. “It makes seeing the bigger picture a little bit easier.”
While he was talking about Daredevil, that line of thinking could go into all four of the Marvel Netflix shows. Unlike network comic book shows like Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, where the series have to try to please the majority of television viewers or get cancelled, the shows on Netflix can just tell stories and people can watch them at any speed they want.
One of the best thing about Netflix is binge watching your favorite shows, while network television tortures fans by making them wait a week for an episode and then having up to a month break in the middle of the season. Those breaks can kill some shows. The Marvel Netflix shows won’t come with that noose hindering them.
“You can’t deny that there will be binge-viewing. You know that there are going to be some Marvel fans that when this show premieres, they are going to go on to Netflix, and they are going to sit there for 12 to 13-plus hours, and watch the entire thing all the way through. It’s going to happen,” Quesada said.
This, of course, means that the Daredevil Netflix show can proceed organically instead of cramming as much into an hour as it can to hold ADD interest levels. Besides, with Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), there is little doubt this will be awesome.
Quesada also reassured people that he wasn’t planning to erase everyone’s memories of the Ben Affleck movie. His goal, and that of Marvel, is for the Daredevil Netflix series to stand completely on its own, regardless of what came before. Of course, Joe Quesada worked on Marvel Knights comics like Daredevil before he became Editor in Chief, so with him in control, it seems like we might finally get the Daredevil we have been waiting for.