Governor Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Television and Netflix Announce the Largest Television Production Project Commitment in New York State History

Engages 500 Local Vendors and Small Businesses and Generates More than 14,000 Production Hires

July 31, 2017

135 Episodes Will Be Completed in New York by End of 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Television and Netflix Inc. today announced that Marvel Television is continuing the largest television production project commitment in New York State history - more than doubling its initial commitment. The groundbreaking live-action miniseries, which brings street level heroes, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist together to fight fictitious crime on the streets of New York City, will premiere on Netflix on August 18th.  Produced by Marvel Television, in association with ABC Television Studios, the live-action epic is Marvel's most ambitious television project, featuring New York State as a backdrop and central to the heroes' identities as they unite to form "Marvel's The Defenders."

"New York is home to world-class entertainment talent and opportunities, and this historic commitment from Disney and Marvel Television studios underscores our position as the film and television capital of the world," Governor Cuomo said. "These productions will result in thousands of new hires and infuse our economy as we continue our momentum across the state."

Disney and Netflix previously announced the unprecedented commitment for Marvel Television to develop multiple original series revealing the adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters. By releasing a series focused on Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, the epic has taken viewers deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen and Harlem in New York City. All four series have been picked up for additional seasons as well as a new spin-off series featuring The Punisher.

Read the full release here.