By Sahil Patel
The upcoming Marvel TV series on Netflix will be set in New York City. And now, thanks to a deal between Disney and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the shows will also be shot in the state of New York.
The deal, which breaks ground as the largest film or television production project commitment in New York history, was announced via a joint press conference hosted by Cuomo and Disney CEO Bob Iger. It will grant Disney tax credits worth up to $4 million. Per Variety, Disney plans to spend $200 million across three years to produce the Netflix slate, which consists of four series for various second-tier Marvel characters and one mini-series that brings them all together.
The Disney-Marvel-Netflix deal, first announced last November, will bring up to 60 hours worth of new original programming to Netflix. The plan is to produce 13-episode seasons tied to Marvel superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. These shows will culminate in a miniseries event called “The Defenders” — all taking place in Marvel’s version of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
This entire project, which will begin filming later this summer, is set to create more than 3,000 jobs in New York State, including 400 full-time gigs, according to the announcement.
The shows will be produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios. The first show, “Daredevil,” will premiere in 2015.