Netflix’s Marvel shows, like Daredevil and Punisher, going to Disney Plus
Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and the rest of the Defenders are finally joining Team Marvel on Disney Plus. Disney announced that all series that first premiered on Netflix would appear on Disney Plus on March 16. The announcement comes just weeks after Netflix revealed the series was leaving the service where it premiered.
Netflix’s partnership with Marvel began with Daredevilwhich debuted in 2015 and ended when the series was somewhat unexpectedly canceled in 2018. In total, Netflix has distributed six Marvel series: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Defenders, Iron fist, Chastener, as well as Luke Cage. The deal will also include Marvel Shield agents who originally premiered on ABC.
The move comes as Disney is expanding its own Marvel series offerings on Disney Plus, including moon knight, which will debut in March. At the same time, characters from Daredevil the series also began to transition into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Matt Murdoch, in his day-to-day role as a lawyer, makes a brief appearance in Spiderman: No Way Home, and the Kingpin turns out to be a secret villain, Hawkeye.
Many of these shows are far more violent than any other offering on Disney Plus at the moment, prompting Disney to introduce new parental controls on the streaming service as well. The settings will include the ability to restrict content for profiles and a PIN to block other profiles to restrict access.