It's always nice to see a crossover between your beloved characters from different series' into one. This time the mortal heroes of Marvel come together in The Defenders and the dark humor teamed up with killer action is definitely going to grip you.
The show which premieres globally on Netflix on August 18, follows Marvel's superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.Image: A still from Marvel's Defender (Youtube: Netflix)
There's Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) dealing with his early retirement, after what happened with Elektra at the end of season two, and his two close friends Foggy (Elden Henson) and Karen (Deborah Ann Woll) aren't really a part of his life anymore owing to his decisions. Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is still reeling from Kilgrave’s death, and her newfound popularity is attracting business for Alias Investigations, which she tries her best to avoid. Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has been released from jail, thanks to Claire (Rosario Dawson) reaching out to Foggy.
Defenders start off where Iron Fist left off, with Danny (Finn Jones) and Colleen (Jessica Henwick) trying to figure out who killed everyone in K'un-Lun. As they are chasing a man through some sewers, they come across a hooded woman who looks a lot like Elektra (Élodie Yung). The last time we saw her, her dead body was put in an ancient casket. After she stabs their only lead and then disappears, the dying man tells them the real war is in New York.
Marvel’s The Defenders stars Charlie Cox, (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist). Additional cast members include Academy-Award nominated actress Sigourney Weaver (Alexandra), Elodie Yung (Elektra), Scott Glenn (Stick), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Eka Darville (Malcolm Ducasse), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing).
The show is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.