Ever since Marvel and Netflix announced their partnership in creating four original superhero series for the streaming network, the question has remained: Will there be more than one season of each show? The answer is, according to Ted Sarandos, most likely yes. Asked if the shows, which include Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage will continue past their original episode orders, Sarandos stated:
"They're all eligible to go into multiple seasons for sure, and [we]contemplate that they will."
Sarandos also implied that the The Defenders miniseries, which brings all four series together, could becoming an ongoing series as well. Speaking at the Winter 2015 TCA's, he revealed that each series will arrive roughly one year apart fro the others, with the time between each ranging from between 8 to 15 months. He says:
"We're not trying to hit a fall programming schedule or hit a grid number. We want to give them enough room and enough time to make a great show. I don't want to set up a rigid time table."
Now, that being said, there are a number of factors that will go into deciding which, if any, of these series will stretch beyond their first season. Sarandos explains how that will be decided:
"Definitely in how well we are addressing both the Marvel fanbase but also the broader fanbase who may or may not ever get into one of these series because of their own preconceived notions. One thing we have [is] a really great history of [combining] the personalized merchandising and the subscription model that allows people to be a little more adventurous about what they watch. We may find that an audience way broader than the typical Marvel audience will try and fall in love with these shows and with the Marvel brand, and it will be universe-expanding for Marvel too."
It was announced earlier today that Marvel's Daredevil will debut on April 10. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones, which has already cast Krysten Ritter as the lead and Mike Colter as Luke Cage, will begin production later this year. It was originally announced that all four series would be released in 2015, but that no longer seems to be the case. Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones may debut anywhere between November of this year and June of 2016.