Marvel is introducing new illustrated posters for its Defenders Saga shows: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher.
With Marvel’s “Defenders Saga” of live-action shows recently moved from Netflix to Disney+, the House of Ideas has released a collection of new, illustrated posters – basically one for each series.
On Twitter, Marvel shared a new Disney+ branded poster for all six shows that make up the “Defenders Saga.” First of all there is a new one daredevil poster illustrated by Chelsea Lowe, followed by a Jessica Jones poster by artist Freya Betts. The Luke Cage poster comes from Ryan Shumate, while the iron fist poster is illustrated by Julien Rico Jr. Finally there is a poster for it the defenders by artist Berkay Dağlar and a poster for the punisher by ZiXu.
In late 2013, Marvel teamed up with Netflix to produce a series of live-action, adult-focused dramas focusing on the comic book publisher’s street-level heroes, supposedly set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Things officially kicked off in April 2015, when: Marvel’s Daredevil its first season premiered on Netflix. The first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones followed in November 2015.
Spinning out the events of Jessica Jones Season 1, Marvel’s Luke Cage premiered its own first season on Netflix in September 2016. Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 1 then premiered in 2017. The respective casts of daredevil† Jessica Jones† Luke Cage and iron fist joined forces for Marvel’s The Defendersa limited crossover series that premiered on Netflix in August 2017. Finally, in November 2017, the premiere of Marvel’s The Punishera spin-off from daredevil Season 2 (which itself fell in March 2016). All of the above shows were eventually discontinued, and the MCU’s Netflix era officially came to an end with the third and final season of Jessica Jones in June 2019.
That is not the end of the story, however. daredevil starring Charlie Cox later reprized his role as Matt Murdock in the 2021 MCU movie Spider-Man: No Way Home† Around the same time dude daredevil alum Vincent D’Onofrio reprized his role as the villainous Wilson Fisk/Kingpin in the MCU set Disney+ original series hawkeye†
In February 2022, it was revealed that Marvel’s entire lineup of Netflix original series would actually be leaving the platform. Shortly after, it was confirmed they would be moving to Disney+, the new de facto streaming home for Marvel properties. The “Defenders Saga” hit Disney+ in March 2022. The adult content of the former Netflix shows prompted Disney’s streaming service to update parental controls.
In May 2022, it was reported that Marvel Studios was developing a new daredevil series for Disney+. While details about the project are scarce at this point, the revival is reportedly a direct continuation of Marvel Television and Netflix’s daredevil series, which initially ended with season 3 in October 2018. Additionally, Cox will presumably reprise his role as the Man Without Fear.
daredevil Seasons 1-3, Jessica Jones Seasons 1-3, Luke Cage Seasons 1-2, iron fist Seasons 1-2, the defenders Season 1 and the punisher Seasons 1-2 are currently streaming on Disney+.