Every Netflix Marvel show, in chronological order

In the shadow of the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Netflix has developed its own interconnected world of Marvel adaptations. The Defenders Saga Collected television series featuring street heroes from Marvel comics. First launched in 2015, the saga included six different TV series with thirteen seasons in total.



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Netflix canceled every series in early 2019, but that didn’t spell the end of the saga. The Defenders Saga is now available to stream on Disney+, and the characters are slowly being assimilated into the MCU. Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onfrio have both reprized their Netflix roles in the MCU, and a reboot series for daredevilis slated for release during the fifth phase of the MCU.

13 Daredevil Season 1 Presents The Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen (April 10, 2015)

Netflix’s first Marvel series was daredevilwhich premiered on April 10, 2015. Starring Charlie Cox as the titular hero, the first season pitted the blind vigilante against the villainous Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D’Onfrio.

Matt tried to hide his superhero alter-ego while pursuing his career as a lawyer alongside his legal partner and best friend, Foggy Nelson. With a much darker tone than any MCU project, daredevil quickly established the more serious and violent nature of Netflix’s take on Marvel characters that continued throughout the following series.

12 Jessica Jones Season 1 is a chilling psychological thriller (November 20, 2015)

Released in November 2015, Jessica Jones became the second series in The Defenders Saga. Played by Krysten Ritter, private detective Jessica Jones has become a reluctant heroine after the unexpected return of a dark figure from her past.

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David Tennant gives a chilling performance as Kilgrave, one of the darkest characters in the Marvel Universe. The first season also introduces Luke Cage, played by Mike Colter, as a love interest for Jessica. Luke will star in his own series the following year.

11 A Fan-Favorite Vigilante Debuts in Daredevil Season 2 (March 18, 2016)

daredevilThe main cast of expanded in its second season, featuring Élodie Yung as Elektra Natchios and Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle. The parallels between Frank and Matt’s vigilante justice contributed to the show’s complex moral narrative and made you think about what it really meant to be a hero.

As Matt, Foggy, and Karen worked together on Frank Castle’s legal case during his trial, the season also explored the Hand, an organization of villains seeking immortality. The Hand would return and play an important role in The defenders.

ten Luke Cage Season 1 Features A Harlem Hero (September 30, 2016)

After its introduction into Jessica JonesLuke Cage received his first solo release with the release of Luke Cage season 1 in September 2016. Like Jessica, Luke proved a reluctant hero, attempting to maintain a normal life despite his superhuman strength and unbreakable skin.

Played by Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, Cottonmouth established himself as the main antagonist of the season. Willis Stryker, aka Diamondback, and Mariah Dillard served as opposition to the titular hero. First appearance in daredevilIn Rosario Dawson’s first season, Rosario Dawson returned as Claire Temple, further expanding on the series’ interconnected nature.


9 Iron Fist Season 1 has a disappointing start (March 17, 2017)

iron fist became the last solo project before the superhero team in The defenders. Starring Finn Jones as Danny Rand, the series followed Rand’s return to New York a decade after the plane crash that killed his parents.

After everyone in New York had presumed him dead, the monks found Danny and took him in after the accident. Danny trained in martial arts and eventually gained the power of the Iron Fist. While the public widely criticized the first season of iron fist for poor pacing, acting, and fight choreography, it delivered memorable scenes and featured Danny before The defenders.


8 Defenders finally gather heroes (August 18, 2017)

Netflix’s highly anticipated team of heroes took place during The defendersan eight-episode miniseries released in 2017. The superpowered quartet teamed up to bring down the Hand, the villainous group featured in daredevil and iron fist. Apart from the heroes, the miniseries highlighted many supporting characters from each individual series.

Although audiences criticized some elements of the miniseries’ storyline, The defendersIncorporating distinct elements from each series resulted in an overall satisfying team. The unique hero dynamic, especially between Matt and Jessica, also made for some unexpectedly hilarious moments.


seven The Punisher Season 1 expands beyond the Defenders team (November 17, 2017)

Following positive fan response to Frank Castle’s role in daredevil season two, Jon Bernthal reprized the role in a spin-off series, The Punisherwhich debuted in November 2017. The thirteen-episode series explored Frank’s struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder after his military service and didn’t shy away from the character’s violent nature as a vigilante.

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The Punisher also starred Ebon Moss-Bachrach as David Lieberman and Ben Barnes as Billy Russo. Deborah Ann Woll reprized her role as daredevilalso involving Karen Page in the spin-off.


6 Jessica Jones Season 2 digs deeper into the character (March 8, 2018)

Krysten Ritter returned as Jessica Jones for the show’s second season, which premiered in March 2018. After Kilgrave was defeated in season one, season two delved deeper into Jessica’s character. Jessica learned the truth about her mother, which shed additional light on her past.

Despite being celebrated citywide as a hero, Jessica continued to express her dismay at the thought of fully adopting a superhero mantle. The second season also featured a small crossover by including Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Matt Murdock’s best friend in daredevil.


5 Luke Cage Season 2 includes many familiar faces (June 22, 2018)

Luke CageThe second season of followed the character’s return to Harlem after the events of The defenders. Now a local celebrity, Luke faced a new enemy, John McIver, also known as the Bushmaster, who sought revenge for his family’s murder.

Many of the cast from the first season reprized their roles to Luke Cagethe second season of. Besides the return Luke Cage together, Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick resumed their iron fist roles of Danny Rand and Colleen Wing, respectively. daredevilElden Henson made another appearance as Foggy Nelson.


4 Iron Fist Season 2 makes up for the mistakes of its predecessor (September 7, 2018)

The second and final season of Netflix iron fist debuted in September 2018. Following the events of The defendersDanny Rand sought to protect New York City in Matt Murdock’s absence.

The season continued to develop the character of Danny Rand and made up for many missteps from the first season. Although the season continued to receive mixed reviews, audiences praised the improved fight sequences thanks to Clayton Barber’s work as the show’s fight coordinator, following his work on the MCU. Black Panther.


3 Daredevil season 3 is the best of the series (October 19, 2018)

After Matt nearly died in The defenders, he is cared for by Sister Maggie and leaves the world to believe that he died in the building collapse. Continuing to fight as Daredevil, he felt ready to leave his Matt Murdock life behind.

However, Matt eventually returned in order to protect those he loved from danger. The drama that followed made the show’s best season yet, with unforgettable twists and interesting conflicts, both internal and external. Even though Netflix canceled the series after this final season, Disney+ announced a reboot of the series, titled Daredevil: Born Again.


2 The Punisher Season 2 continues Frank’s story (January 18, 2019)

Frank Castle continued to struggle with the morality of his role as Punisher during the show’s second season. The second season featured the return of Ben Barnes as Billy Russo, Amber Rose Revah as Dinah Madani, and Jason R. Moore as Curtis Hoyle. Giorgia Wingham joined the series as Amy Bendix, the young woman whom Frank saved from murder.

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Deborah Ann Woll appeared once more as Karen Page in a guest role. The Punisher was canceled in 2019. Like the other entries in The Defenders Sagathe series became available on Disney+, but it was unclear if Frank would appear in the MCU.


1 Jessica Jones Season 3 is the latest entry in the Defenders saga (June 14, 2019)

Jessica Jones joined daredevil as the only Marvel Netflix series to receive a third season. The show’s final season centered on the complicated dynamic between Jessica Jones and Trish Walker as they worked together to take down serial killer Gregory Salinger, played by Jeremy Bobb.

Besides the main cast of the series, Mike Colter returned as Luke Cage in the season finale. Although their return to the MCU was yet to be confirmed, Mike Colter and Krysten Ritter got fans excited with a reunion shared on social media.

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