'Marvel's The Defenders' Find Its First Two Episodes' Director

Marvel Television and Netflix has announced that acclaimed film and television director S.J. Clarkson, who has already worked with Marvel/Netflix on Marvel's Jessica Jones, will return to the Marvel Television universe to direct the first two episodes of the Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders.

Clarkson will also serve as an Executive Producer on the premiere episode. The 8-episode limited series is slated to debut in 2017.

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

“S.J.'s take on the material is outstanding. We loved her work on 'Marvel’s Jessica Jones' and couldn’t think of a more talented and accomplished person to helm the first two episodes of 'Marvel’s The Defenders',” said Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb.

The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Finn Jones as Danny Rand. It was recently announced that Academy Award and Emmy nominee and Golden Globe winner, Sigourney Weaver will also join the cast. Marco Ramirez (Marvel’s Daredevil) and Doug Petrie (Marvel’s Daredevil) are executive producers along with Drew Goddard (Marvel's Daredevil, The Martian), Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage).

Marvel's The Defenders is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

Marvel's Iron Fist is to be released March 17th 2017 with Marvel's The Punisher and Marvel's The Defenders to be released sometime next year.
Source: Marvel

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