Will the Netflix live action Marvel shows resurface on Disney+?

Netflix has confirmed the all its live-action Marvel series, including the acclaimed Daredevil, will be departing the streaming service on 1st March 2022, as Disney continues its mission to reduce licensing its characters to other companies.

Shows scheduled to leave Netflix on 1st March are Daredevil (Seasons 1-3), Jessica Jones (Seasons 1-3), Luke Cage (Seasons 1-2), Iron Fist (Seasons 1-2), The Defenders (Limited Series) and The Punisher (Seasons 1-2).

Netflix launched its first Marvel tie-in, Daredevil, perhaps the best place to start binge watching these shows, if you haven’t already seen them, back in April 2015.

Comprising over 160 episodes across a four-year span of releases, What’s on Netflix notes that by February 2019, every single show from Marvel onto Netflix was cancelled. Jessica Jones Season 3 was the final title to come from the partnership in June 2019.

Netflix is still working with other American comics publishers on live action comics-inspired series, including DC, Boom Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Millarworld.

There’s no indication as yet if these Netflix-created shows will be released on DVD, so if you haven’t seen any of them, you may want to start – or see if they resurface on Disney+.

While we’ve seen cameo appearances by Matthew Murdock (aka Daredevil) make a brief appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and the crime lord, Kingpin, in the Disney+ show Hawkeye, Disney has yet to say whether the full Netflix partnership-created shows will now resurface on its own subscription service internationally.

What’s on Netflix, which broke the story, suggests it’s likely, and that in the US, some shows may resurface on Hulu, “where most of Marvel’s older-skewing content has landed in recent years”.

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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