Marvel comes to Netflix


Netflix has recently been made accessible again to Piedmont College residential students. The popular streaming website, which had been blocked by the college earlier in the semester, is now back up and running.

This came just in time for the announcement made on Nov. 7, by The Walt Disney Co. that Marvel TV has made a deal with Netflix, which will create several original series about four of Marvel’s most popular superheroes.

All four series will be available exclusively on Netflix. The four serialized programs will be leading to a miniseries programming event.

Netflix has committed to a minimum of four series consisting of 13 episodes each, as well as a culminating miniseries event.

The series are said to be focusing on Marvel’s characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, and will take place over several years of programming.

The series are being produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios. This deal is Marvel’s most ambitious move into television storytelling to date.

Marvel’s most recent creation, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” premiered on ABC this fall.

Netflix has also had success with exclusive shows in the past. Earlier this year, Netflix debuted its show “Orange Is The New Black” which was met with critical acclaim.

The Internet streaming company has also seen success with “Arrested Development,” which gained a loyal fan base over its original three-year run from Nov. 2003  to Feb. 2006. The show’s fourth, Netflix-exclusive season premiered in May 2013.

Marvel’s original programming with the Internet TV network is set to begin in 2015.