|Creator(s):|| Douglas Petrie|
|Number of Seasons:||1|
|Number of Episodes:||8|
|Running Time:||60 mins|
The Defenders is a Netflix series that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that features the team up of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The series was released on August 18, 2017.
'Marvel’s The Defenders' follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
- Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil
- Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
- Mike Colter as Luke Cage
- Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist
- Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse
- Scott Glenn as Stick
- Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
- Simone Missick as Misty Knight
- Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
- Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeryn Hogarth
- Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple
- Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker
- Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing
- Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao
- Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios
- Sigourney Weaver as Alexandra Reid
- Marko Zaror as Shaft
- Ramón Rodríguez as Bakuto
To be added
- "The H Word"
- "Mean Right Hook"
- "Worst Behavior"
- "Royal Dragon"
- "Take Shelter"
- "Ashes, Ashes"
- "Fish in the Jailhouse"
- "The Defenders"
Filming began in October 2016 in New York City. The series is being filmed back-to-back with Jessica Jones Season Two.
- In the comics, the Defenders were founded by Doctor Strange, who received his own solo film in 2016.
- Despite being set to feature in this series, Jessica Jones has not appeared as a member of The Defenders in the comics.
- The end of Daredevil's second season may have been setup for The Defenders with the teams foe being The Hand with a now evil and extremely powerful Elektra Natchios.
- Working title for filming of season one is "Group Therapy."
Filming, Promotion, and Concept Art
|Marvel Cinematic Universe|
|Phase 1||Iron Man | The Incredible Hulk | Iron Man 2 | Thor | Captain America: The First Avenger | The Avengers|
|Phase 2|| Iron Man 3 | Thor: The Dark World | Captain America: The Winter Soldier | Guardians of the Galaxy|
Avengers: Age of Ultron | Ant-Man
|Phase 3|| Captain America: Civil War | Doctor Strange | Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Spider-Man: Homecoming |
Thor: Ragnarok | Black Panther | Avengers: Infinity War | Ant-Man and the Wasp | Captain Marvel
|Phase 4||Spider-Man: Far From Home|
|One-Shots|| The Consultant | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer | Item 47 | Agent Carter |
All Hail the King
|TV Shows||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Agent Carter | Runaways|
|Netflix Series||Daredevil | Jessica Jones | Luke Cage | Iron Fist | The Defenders | The Punisher|