Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. heads to Netflix

The 2013 cast of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

The 2013 cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Streaming service Netflix is adding the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to its servicE, but only for US subscribers at present.

The show’s second season is screening on Channel 4 in the UK.

The arrival of S.H.I.E.L.D. from 20th November in the US follows on the heels of last year’s announced alliance between Netflix and Disney who have signed a multiyear deal with Marvel Television to develop four original live-action series based on Marvel superheroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage – all set to debut in 2015.

Additionally, Netflix has U.S. secured pay-tv window rights for Disney films starting in 2016.

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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