Iron Fist season 2 is the latest Marvel series to stream on Netflix, but what comes next? The relationship between Marvel Television and the streaming service has been one of the most remarkable in superhero TV; these shows are darker and more brutal than any other Marvel series, adding a fantastic depth and tone to the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. Over the past three years, they've developed their own corner of the MCU - one filled with street gangs and criminal Kingpins, with super-powered private eyes and brutal vigilantes.
The original deal saw Netflix sign up for four shows, culminating in a crossover series The Defenders. Although there are currently no plans for a second season of The Defenders, all of the original shows have been renewed. There's even a spinoff series, starring Jon Bernthal's Punisher, and Netflix has said they're open to more spinoffs.
So with Iron Fist out now, when can we expect to see the next Marvel Netflix show? Here's everything Marvel has in the works right now, in the order they're likely to be released.
Last updated: September 11, 2018
Daredevil Season 3 - Late 2018
It's been confirmed that Daredevil season 3 will release later this year, with Netflix releasing the first footage at the end of Iron Fist. Erik Oleson is the showrunner, and his series is expected to explore the consequences of The Defenders, which ended with Matt Murdock believed dead. It's generally believed the story will draw inspiration from Frank Miller's Born Again arc, while swag from the set has teased that we'll finally see the MCU version of Bullseye. No firm release has been assigned, but the series is generally expected in November or December.
Daredevil's release marks a noted acceleration in Marvel and Netflix's production schedules. The streaming service originally only signed up to releasing two Marvel shows a year, but increased that to three in 2017. Daredevil will mark the fourth Marvel Netflix show to drop in 2018. It will be interesting to see how many shows release next year.
The Punisher Season 2 - 2019
The Punisher season 2 began production in March, and finished filming in August. It's believed the plot will be based on the Suicide Run arc in the comics, which saw Frank Castle recovering from a near-death experience under the suspicious eye of a local sheriff. We can expect Punisher season 2 to be released in early 2019.
Jessica Jones Season 3 - Mid 2019
Jessica Jones Season 2 streamed earlier this year, and Marvel and Netflix swiftly renewed the show for a third season. Production kicked off in June, and it's been confirmed that Krysten Ritter will make her directorial debut as part of the season. The plot remains a mystery; all we know if that Rachael Taylor will be demonstrating her character's new super-powers, and potentially taking up the Hellcat identity she bears in the comics.
Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has announced that Jessica Jones season 3 will be her final Marvel Netflix show. We can expect it to drop mid-2019.
Luke Cage Season 3 - Unconfirmed
The second seasons of both Luke Cage and Iron Fist end with clear setup for a third season each, but one for either is yet to be officially confirmed (nor a Heroes for Hire or Daughters of the Dragon spinoff). If Marvel and Netflix continue to release four shows a year, these could both come out in 2019 as well.