Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage Return to Netflix in 2018
There are a whole lot of comic book shows coming to television and streaming services between this year and next. We may be risking some over-saturation at some point, but Netflix seems to be batting nearly 1000, at least in the eyes of fans. So it should make quite a few of the Marvel faithful happy to know that three of Hell's Kitchen's finest are coming back to Netflix for new seasons in 2018. So we are least getting three new seasons of Marvel goodness next year, if not more.
Entertainment Weekly recently ran a rather large preview of every superhero TV show coming for the rest of 2017 and in 2018. For Netflix, that includes Daredevil season 3, Jessica Jones season 2 and Luke Cage season 2. No exact premiere dates have been announced, but since Daredevil season 2 aired before the first seasons of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, it would make the most sense for Matt Murdock to return first. But that doesn't seem like it will be the case, given the current production schedule for the shows.
Both Marvel's Jessica Jones season 2 and Marvel's Luke Cage season 2 are currently in production, so it is pretty safe to assume they will both be ready to go before Marvel's Daredevil season 3. Right now, showrunner Marco Ramirez is busy finishing up The Defenders, which will debut on Netflix starting August 18. Once he is done with that, he will get to work on the new season of Daredevil, which Charlie Cox recently said will be filming before the end of the year. No plot details have been released for the new season yet, and a lot of that could depend on what happens in The Defenders, but there has been a lot of hope and a little speculation that Daredevil Season 3 will adapt Frank Miller's Born Again. Fingers crossed.
The Defenders will also affect both Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but we have some idea of where the new seasons will be going. As far as Luke Cage goes, it looks like we'll be dealing with the public's awareness of him, which could be interesting. We also know that Theo Rossi is coming back as Shades, which will bring some familiarity to it. Jessica Jones season 2 is a little less certain, but Krysten Ritter has said that the new season will be more "bingeable" than the first season was. Granted, Marvel fans seemed to think that Jessica Jones season 1 was quite binge-worthy already.
Marvel and Netflix have yet to corroborate EW's report, but assuming the report holds true, we know what heroes are returning to the streaming service in 2018. Assuming they stick to their current trajectory of three new superhero seasons a year, that means Iron Fist and The Punisher wouldn't be getting new seasons until at least 2019. There is also always a chance that Iron Fist season 2 could crossover with Luke Cage season 3 and become Heroes for Hire, which fans have requested frequently. Again, fingers crossed. We'll be sure to keep you up to date as more information, such as premiere dates and casting for Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, is made available.