Netflix Teases Future Marvel Plans & Potential Punisher Spinoff

Ted Sarandos tries to be coy at the TCA, but he still leaves the door wide open for Marvel’s future at Netflix.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Netflix has not released the numbers for any of its original series, but the assumption is that Marvel’s Daredevil was a high performer because Netflix renewed it for a second season barely a week after it debuted. Daredevil was only the first of a four series deal with Netflix that includes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and a follow up miniseries, The Defenders that will bring all of the heroes together.

Today, at the Television Critics Association Press Tour (via IGN), Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos spoke briefly about Marvel’s original series. When asked whether The Punisher could spin out of Daredevil Season 2, Sarandos replied “It is possible for sure. That’s the beauty of the Marvel universe… Any of them could spin out into films too.”

Sarandos also indicated that Jessica Jones will debut later this year. while hinting that Daredevil may not be the only Marvel show to get more than one season.

“I think ideally there will be a rhythm of about every six months you’ll get a new season or a new series from the Defenders group,” noted Sarandos. “And then they’ll crossover into a combined [Defenders] season once we’ve launched the first season of each of the four characters.”

“Some will selectively have multiple seasons as they come out of the gate,” added Sarandos. “So they’ll probably be two launches a year.”

Iron Fist is currently the only Marvel series for Netflix that doesn’t currently have a star or a showrunner attached to it. Sarandos explained that “it’s always a little extra complex with Marvel in announcing things.” When asked when an announcement would be forthcoming, he replied “hopefully soon.”

Marvel fans, which of the four Defender shows do you want to see get multiple seasons on Netflix? And which Marvel character should Netflix adapt after The Defenders? Let us know in the comment section below!