Netflix is gearing up for a new year with quite a bit of new content. During a gathering of the Television Critics Association (TCA) in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Netflix announced the renewal of Marco Polo for another 10-episode run with the hope of renewal for Arrested Development and Lilyhammer.
Netflix also discussed some new content coming from Marvel and the 30 Rock team that will be coming to the popular streaming service.
Marvel’s first Netflix series, Daredevil, will premiere on April 10th with 13 one-hour episodes, starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock who is a blind superhero that fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as a vigilante. Marvel will also produce Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage which will then converge into a miniseries, The Defenders.
Marvel Entertainment president Alan Fine made this statement regarding this potentially great partnership with Netflix:
“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty. This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.” (Source)
Netflix is also bringing a sitcom NBC passed up on entitled Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, featuring Ellie Kemper. Ellie stars as a woman who leaves a cult after 15 years to start a new life in New York. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock (30 Rock) produce this comedy. Bloodline, a family thriller from the creators of Damages, is also coming to Netflix and will premiere on March 20th. (Source)
Sounds like Netflix will have quite a 2015.