While the biggest news to come out of the Netflix TCA panel was the renewal of Jessica Jones, there was also a pretty exciting update on the fourth Netflix series, Iron Fist. Ted Sarandos, the head of content for Netflix, confirmed that casting for the series is currently underway. Now, this shouldn’t be too surprising. Not only did a supposed casting call hit the web some time ago, but audition videos for those very characters have since surfaced online. Still, it’s nice to have confirmation that the series is moving along after the ridiculous amount of rumors that insisted that show wasn’t happening prior to the hire of showrunner Scott Buck.
Along with confirming that Iron Fist casting was, in fact, in progress, Sarandos also confirmed that as of right now, there are no plans to move into three Marvel shows a year on the streaming service. Although, he did note it was a possibility for the future.
“It’s certainly possible” to release more than two in a year, he said, “but these [Marvel series] are produced on a scale of a major film. So there are long production times and long post times. And in some cases we have character crossovers, which makes it a little difficult to manage production. It’s not the goal to put out more than one or two a year.”
As it stands, both Daredevil season two, which will premiere on March 18th, and Luke Cage, are set to premiere this year. This means both Iron Fist and The Defenders are seemingly set for 2017, as production on The Defenders will need to happen prior to the second season of Jessica Jones.
Be sure to stay tuned should any more news hit from Netflix’s panel at the TCAs.
Source: TV Line.