Speaking at a swanky press event over in the USA, Netflix executive Cindy Holland has assured Marvel fans that more shows are being discussed and everything is A-OK with Daredevil season 3. However, The Defenders season 2 is not currently being planned.
“There’s always an ongoing discussion about spinning off additional characters into additional properties,” Holland said, inspiring images in fans’ minds of potential spinoff projects. “I don’t have anything to share,” she added, in lieu of making any actual announcements, leaving us to fantasise about Misty Knight and Colleen Wing finally getting that Daughters Of The Dragon spinoff show.
So far from Marvel and Netflix, we’ve had four core solo series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist), one big team-up (The Defenders) and one gritty spinoff (The Punisher, which followed on from Jon Bernthal’s debut as Frank Castle in Daredevil season 2).
As for Daredevil season 3, which seems like it’s been a long time coming, Holland made it clear that there have been no behind-the-scenes dramas holding it up. The delay between season 2 and season 3 of Charlie Cox’s blind vigilante adventures simply comes down to scheduling, according to Holland:
“The biggest issue was the timing of production and launching of The Defenders because what that meant is we had to shut down all of the shows, so all the actors be available for The Defenders so it’s more function of that. There is no problem with this season, I think it’s fantastic, it’s real return to form in my view.”
Interestingly, Holland was tight-lipped when asked about The Defenders season 2. When she asked whether we will see all the heroes getting together again, all Holland said in response was this: “It could be possible, there are no plans at this time.”
To be fair, the focus at the moment does seem to be the solo shows, with both Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones and Mike Colter’s Luke Cage getting their second solo seasons in recent months. Next in the pipeline for Marvel and Netflix is Iron Fist season 2, with Finn Jones’ Danny Rand returning to our screens for his own sophomore standalone jaunt on September 7th.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more about the MCU’s burgeoning Netflix wing.