Since Disney made headlines last year with the news that they would be launching multiple streaming platforms in the coming years, one for their film/TV content & one for sports, the question of the fate of their Netflix Marvel shows has been unanswered. As part of the new platform building, it was announced that all other Disney related content (Marvel films, Lucasfilm movies, animated films, etc) will all be pulled off Netflix in 2019 but not much was said about the Netflix & Marvel partnered series.
Now their fate has been revealed.
Speaking with Bloomberg, Marvel Entertainment President Dan Buckley confirmed the current series that include Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Marvel’s Defenders and Marvel’s The Punisher will remain on the platform.
“We obviously want the Marvel Television series currently on Netflix to have a long and lauded run,” Buckley said.
However, they will be the only shows to remain there as Buckley added that any new Marvel-related projects will seek out “networks and platforms that are the best fit for that content, including the Disney-branded streaming service.”
This fits with recent moves by Marvel Entertainment placing their newer series like Marvel’s Runaways, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and even the currently homeless in development Marvel’s New Warriors on other platforms & networks like Hulu and Freeform. With the upcoming deal to purchase Fox, Disney will take on that company’s stake in Hulu which will give them a majority stake which means likely more of their content being allowed to air there alongside their own streaming platform.
They also have Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.D. on the Disney owned ABC, the co-produced Legion on the soon to be Disney owned FX once the Fox deal goes through, and the co-produced The Gifted on the Fox broadcast channel that they will not own in the Fox deal.