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Marvel's The Defenders is a Netflix mini-series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the preceded by Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones , Marvel's Luke Cage, and Marvel's Iron Fist.[1] The mini-series brings together the four titular characters of each of those series - Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

Marvel's Daredevil season 2 showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez were announced as showrunners for the mini-series, following the release of that season in April 2016.[2] However, Petrie resigned as showrunner when filming began in October 2016.[3]

Filming took place in New York City from late October 2016 to mid-March 2017, under the working title Group Therapy.[4] Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb contrasted the Defenders from the films' Avengers by saying, "we’re still working in a really grounded world. The sky’s not going to open up and aliens aren’t going to come flying out of it. That’s the Avengers’ job, that’s what they’re supposed to do. The street level heroes always come from a very real place."[5] Sigourney Weaver portrays the mini-series' main antagonist, Alexandra.[6]

On April 4, 2017, it was announced along with a teaser video, that the series would be released exclusively on Netflix on August 18, 2017.[7]






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  1. Lieberman, David; Andreeva,Nellie (7 November 2013) Netflix Picks Up Four Marvel Live-Action Series & A Mini Featuring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage For 2015 Launch Deadline. Retrieved on 22 May 2016.
  2. Strom, Marc (15 April 2016) Netflix Original Series 'Marvel's The Defenders' Finds Its Showrunners Marvel. Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  3. Li, Shirley (13 January 2017) The Defenders EP talks juggling four heroes — and the 'crisis' that unites them Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  4. Hood, Cooper (19 March 2017) The Defenders Has Finished Filming Screen Rant. Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  5. White, Brett (25 July 2016) SDCC: “Luke Cage’s” Coker Compares “Defenders” to X-Men, Wu-Tang & Voltron CBR. Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  6. Li, Shirley (9 March 2017) The Defenders first look: Meet Sigourney Weaver's villain — and learn her name Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 14 April 2017.
  7. Strom, Marc, "'Marvel's The Defenders' Announces Netflix Premiere Date",, 2017-04-04. Retrieved on 2017-04-04.