Recently I heard about a new Marvel comics TV show that is being released soon "Daredevil" and thought to myself, cool I'd love to see that! The problem is this show is going to be exclusive to Netflix and though I used to be a subscriber however I switched from Netflix to Hulu Plus a couple years back due to a larger Anime content on Hulu.
Now I would really like to see this show but I highly doubt I am going to sign up for Netflix just to see it. With that being said I think the point of this discussion is going to be two fold. The first is what do you think of them making a Daredevil Tv show ? Myself I think it will be a good things and will go a long way to repair that damage done by the Daredevil movie which was a bit of a bomb if you ask me.
The second part of the discussion is your thoughts on the strategy Marvel is going with this show and making it exclusive content for Netflix and it's subscribers? I guess it comes down to the same old deciding factor it has always boiled down to, Money! I have to assume that Netflix either is offering move money for the show, or there are not any television networks that have any interest in the product ? With the Popularity of Superheroes shows these days I find the second very hard to believe but suppose it is always possible.
So what do you fold have to say ? Are you interested in watching a Daredevil tv show ? Would you subscribe to Netflix to watch it if you do not already have it ? And lastly is there anyone out there that would be willing to review this show for Heromachine when it comes out since I am not likely to watch it myself unless I find a friend that has netflix and would like to trade access to his/her account for access to either my Hulu or Crunchyroll account.
( Daredevil Trailer Below )
I like the idea of a Daredevil TV series, but I just don’t like the character enough to want to pay for the subscription to Netflix.
One question I have is, is this TV series tied in to the MCU in any way? Because if it is, then it will be good. I mean, it can’t be as bad as the movie. Nothing can be that bad… anymore anyway.
agree with jr
As I understand it, it will be tied to the MCU. It will be followed up with a Jessica Jones series (Filming now in New York), then Luke Cage, then Iron fist, then a Defenders mini series.
I would prefer that it be on a broadcast network to get it in front of more people, but Netflix partnered up with them and are helping finance it. It’s a bold – and smart – move on Netflix’s part. They saw the writing on the wall and wanted to be a part of the MCU.
The plan is to put all of the episodes up at once – if you are interested, just get netflix for a month. I don’t think there are any contracts with them, then marathon it one weekend, Or see if you can get a free trial period.
But hey, if you like it, and want to see more, then I’d consider a permanent subscription – more money, more viewers, means more content. There’s a lot of materiel they could work with for some of the low powered characters. Punisher series anyone? Netflix could pull it off, and not be constrained by network rules for violence, drugs, etc..
I read that it’ll be a part of the MCU but you won’t see any tie-ins to the movies or Agents of Shield. Basically, if it’s popular enough they will consider making it a movie. I’ve heard they also plan on doing Iron Fist, Luke Cage and possibly others and then some kind of team-up with all these in the future.
@JR: From what I understand, ALL marvel series are tied to the MCU. Agents of Shield and Agent Carter are already tied in. There is also a proposed Luke Cage and Iron Fist series.
I like the idea of more series, as I think the comic medium has a lot to offer in story telling material, but as always, it depends on what they do with the character. I loved the idea of the movie, specially that they were using what most people think is one of the best Deredevil story arcs, but the movie bombed despite that. Casting is also essencial as we saw that neither Afleck nor Gardner were convincing in their roles.
Will I sign up for Netflix? no. Will I find a way to watch the series (at least the first episodes)? Heck yeah.
Netflix is doing it as a short 13 episode run. That would never work on network TV, but it allows a much tighter more focused story without the padding and filler episodes that a full series ends up with (in other words, the biggest problem with Agents of Shield). I won’t pay for Netflix just for these. I’ll probably wait for DVD release.
I can’t say I would subscribe to Netflix just to watch Daredevil as I’ve never been a fan of the character. The other shows however (Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica “Jewel” Jones) I probably would. That said, I’ve been subscribing to Netflix for years already so the whole issue is kind of a moot point for me.
I think of all these future Marvel shows, I’m kind of looking forward to the Jessica Jones one the most and I don’t know why.
Netflix and Disney has some type of deal with each other from what I understand. When Netflix lost a lot of shows a few years back, they picked up a fair amount of Disney’s shows. I have found that the Netflix shows are really good.
I already have Netflix, so I’ll be watching it. I don’t know if I can write a review worthy to be sent to be published the blog, but I’ll gladly post something in the forums and/or tag-team with someone and help them write the article if they want a second opinion.