Fans of the Netflix and Marvel shows Jessica Jones and Daredevil will be forced to wait nearly two years for a new season, according to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.
While at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, Sarandos revealed a rough schedule for a number of its Marvel series. The Netflix boss announced that Iron Fist and The Defenders will debut in 2017. According to previous history, this means we will likely have to wait for new seasons of Jessica Jones and Daredevil.
Marvel/Netflix sked: Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Defenders THEN 2nd and 3rd seasons of the other shows and Punisher.
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) July 27, 2016
Marvel and Netflix have settled into a schedule of releasing seasons for two shows a year. In 2015, they started with Jessica Jones and the first season of Daredevil. This year, we got season two of Daredevil and the soon-to-arrive first season of Luke Cage.
With Sarandos announcing plans for Iron Fist and The Defenders, it’s likely that Marvel’s other Netflix shows will have to wait before releasing new episodes. That’s especially true of a Punisher series, which will likely have to wait until at least 2019 on the current schedule.
Though the announcement likely saddens the fans of Jessica Jones and Daredevil, Sarandos and Marvel have given them hope. The Defenders will unite all of the Marvel characters in their shared Netflix universe. Sarandos has also recently said that he hopes to start putting out its Marvel series in a more timely fashion.