Netflix Crime Shows: Marvel’s The Defenders
Release Year: 2017
Creator: Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez
Starring: Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Jessica Henwick, Elodie Yung, Scott Glenn, Rosario Dawson
Marvel’s four superheroes on Netflix teamed up for this miniseries that came out in August of 2018. The eight-episode series was a fun event, albeit a bit clunky, as it had to manage to fit in enough storylines for all four superheroes and the supporting characters. The first half of the miniseries was up and down, but the second half of the series found its footing.
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist all teamed up to fight against The Hand that had infiltrated New York City in an attempt to get to the Iron Fist. Danny Rand has some issues he needs to conquer in his own life, but now that he has The Hand in his town, he has to work together with the other heroes in a battle of life and death, and immortality.
There is only one season of The Defenders on Netflix. The streaming network canceled all the Marvel series following The Defenders.