The Defenders are nearly here. August 18th (or 19th depending on which side of the world you live on) will see the latest Netflix / Marvel show drop in its 8 episode entirety for our own binge watching happiness.
The series will follow New York’s finest and most dysfunctional heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist as they battle the malevolent and mysterious Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver). News of the series release date might be dampened somewhat following the crashing and burning of one Iron Fist by many a critic. Personally, I’ve only made it through three episodes and while it’s not the greatest thing ever it’s certainly not the complete train wreck I was expecting. Low expectations and all that.
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones will all be reprising their roles (duh) and shooting of the poor man’s Avengers wrapped up two weeks ago. Krysten Ritter is about to head back into the fray as Jessica Jones for the second season of her show, while The Punisher is also currently shooting in New York City.
Busy times ahead. Here, have a teaser. Check out the time code at the end.