Marvel to Develop Four Original Series for Netflix

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013  |  Updated 4:27 PM EDT
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This comic book cover image released by Marvel Comics shows the character Daredevil. "Daredevil" will be one of four original series Marvel is developing for Netflix.

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Marvel will develop four original series for Netflix in a deal that gives the streaming service one of its most high-profile content partnerships.

The companies announced Thursday that the four live-action, 13-episode series will begin streaming in 2015. Marvel Entertainment President Alan Fine says the shows will be "a serialized epic" that begins with Marvel's "Daredevil" and is followed by "Jessica Jones," ''Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage." It will conclude with a miniseries of "The Defenders."

Last year, Netflix acquired the paid-TV rights to Walt Disney Studios movie releases beginning in 2016. Marvel Entertainment is owned by Disney.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The development order is the most ambitious TV foray for the superhero factory Marvel. This fall it debuted "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Disney's ABC.

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