Marvel Defenders shows officially left Netflix earlier today. But just hours after getting removed from streamer’s library, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders have found a new streaming home.
Beginning March 16th, all six series that made up the now-defunct Netflix’s DefendersVerse, will be available to stream on Disney+ in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The announcement of the Marvel Defenders shows’ arrival on Disney+ in the U.S. comes a few days after Disney revealed that the said series would be added to the company’s flagship streamer in international markets.
In addition to Marvel Defenders shows, all seven seasons of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, which previously streamed on Netflix, will also exclusively stream on Disney+. The Marvel Defenders shows and Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD will all be available to stream on Disney+ later this year.
Despite the gritty and violent nature of some Marvel Defenders shows, it looks like all episodes of the series will be added to Disney+ as they initially appeared on Netflix, as the former also announced today that it’s prompting all its users in the U.S. to update their parental controls on March 16th. This includes giving users the ability to select content rating restrictions for each profile as well as adding a PIN that can lock user profiles. Though these features are new to the U.S., they have previously been tested extensively on international versions of the Disney+ app.
Once the Marvel Defenders shows are added to Disney+ on March 16th, users will be asked to update their parental controls. That’s when users will be able to choose the option to display TV-MA content on their profiles. If a user doesn’t choose to update, they’ll continue serving TV-14 content. Users who choose to update at a later date will have to go into their settings to make sure the TV-MA content is displayed.
Has Disney+ ordered new seasons of Marvel Defenders shows?
The relocation of Marvel Defenders shows to Disney+ doesn’t necessarily mean that the streamer will order new seasons of the series. But since characters from the Marvel Defenders shows have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) lately, it won’t be surprising if Disney+ decides to revive all or some of the Marvel Defenders shows in the future.
As MCU fans can remember, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil made a cameo appearance in last December’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. Daredevil character Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) also served as a villain in the Disney+ series Hawkeye, which premiered in November.