Krysten Ritter, Finn Jones, Charlie Cox and Mike Colter star in Netflix’s The Defenders.
Netflix’s Marvel-branded set of TV shows arrives on Disney+ in the US on March 16.
Sharp-eyed viewers spotted a message last month on Netflix informing subscribers that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders would only be available until March 1st.
The series released between 2015 and 2019 were created before Disney decided to create its own roster of Marvel games related to its Cinematic Universe. Netflix’s content license has ended and the rights are now back with Disney.
As part of its contract with Netflix, Disney was unable to use characters from these Marvel shows in its cinematic universe. However, that statute of limitations has recently been lifted and Disney has brought back actor Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil in the Sony co-production of Spider-Man: No Way Home as well as Vincent D’Onofrio to reprise his role as Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.
Disney will also add Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD to the service. This series appeared on the Disney ABC network.
On Tuesday, the company said that with the release of those seven shows on Disney+, an update to the platform’s existing parental controls will be rolled out. These shows have more violence and sexual content than other Disney-produced Marvel shows and films and may not be suitable for younger children.
These games will also be available on Disney+ in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on March 16th. Agents of SHIELD is already available in these markets. Disney said that other markets will have access to these games later this year.