Netflix continues to demonstrate what a $6 billion dollar annual content budget buys with today’s announcement of premiere dates for two series, “Marvel’s Iron Fist” and “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
The fourth entry in Marvel’s collection of New York-based superhero series for Netflix, “Iron Fist” will premiere all 13 episodes of its first season on March 17, 2017.
It stars Finn Jones, best known for his role as Loras Tyrell in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” in the title role of Iron Fist, the super hero alter ego of Daniel Rand, who picked up supernatural martial arts skills in the alternate dimension city of K’un-L’un.
Netflix kicked off its slate of interconnected Marvel superhero sagas with “Daredevil,” which premiered its first season in April 2015 and its second season last March. “Jessica Jones” followed in Nov. 2015.
The streaming service premiered its most recent Marvel series, “Luke Cage” starring Mike Colter (“The Good Wife,” “The Following”), on Sept. 30. No official premiere date has been announced for its remaining Marvel series, “The Defenders,” which will bring together the “heroes of Hell’s Kitchen” featured in the first four series, or “The Punisher,” starring Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”), but, according to its IMBD page, the latter will debut in November 2017.
Today, Netflix also announced that its original series “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” will premiere on Jan. 13, 2017, and premiered its teaser trailer (above).
Based on the best-selling series of books “A Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket (the nom de plume of author Daniel Handler), the eight-episode series follows the misadventures orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire experience under the care of their evil uncle Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), who is trying to steal their inheritance, as they try to uncover the secret of their parents’ death.
Executive produced by Handler and Barry Sonnenfeld (“Men In Black,” “Get Shorty”), who also executive produced the 2004 feature “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events,” the series also stars Patrick Warburton (Lemony Snicket), Joan Cusack (Justice Strauss), Malina Weissman (Violet Baudelaire) and Louis Hynes (Klaus Baudelaire).
On Monday, Netflix released a new trailer for its original series “Haters Back Off!” starring Colleen Ballinger as her nasally YouTube alter ego Miranda Sings. All eight episodes of the show will premiere globally on Netflix on Oct. 14.
Produced by Brightlight Pictures, “Haters Back Off” also stars Steve Little (“Eastbound & Down”) as Miranda’s overly confident and utterly misguided Uncle Jim, Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) as Miranda’s mom, Bethany, and Erik Stocklin as Miranda’s neighbor and best friend, Patrick.