First things first, let’s tackle the big news: “The Defenders” has found its showrunners! Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez, who spearheaded the second season of “Daredevil“, will be in charge of the Marvel miniseries event on Netflix. Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods), who has executive produced both seasons of “Daredevil” thus far, will carry over as well. The series is expected to begin production later this year after the first season of “Iron Fist” wraps its shoot. Kudos to The Live Feed on the scoop.
“The Defenders” will be an Avengers-like crossover for the four different Marvel shows on the streaming service, bringing together the likes of Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Coulter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) to combat an as-yet-unrevealed threat to New York City in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whereas the existing seasons of “Daredevil” & “Jessica Jones” and the upcoming seasons of “Luke Cage” & “Iron Fist” have contain 13 episodes, “The Defenders” is expected to have a shorter order. No official number has been given at this time, but past comments have placed it around 6-8 episodes.
So what will the plot of “The Defenders” be? It’s honestly a bit too early to tell, especially since we still have the first seasons of “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” coming our way. That said, I wouldn’t be too surprised if the events occurring towards the end of the second season of “Daredevil” factor into things heavily.
Moving on, it has been confirmed (via Pitchfork) by showrummer Cheo Hodari Coker that the score for “Luke Cage” will be composed by famed hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest…
“It’s very sophisticated. I mean, it’s got a ’90s hip-hop vibe, but it’s really forward-thinking. We have Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing the scoring for us.”
“Luke Cage” premieres on Netflix this September 30th. “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders” will premiere sometime in 2017.