With Marvel gearing up to go into production on The Defenders soon, Marvel Television and Netflix have announced that acclaimed director S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, Dexter, Orange is the New Black) is set to helm the first two episodes of the event series.
“S.J.’s take on the material is outstanding,” said Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb. “We loved her work on Marvel’s Jessica Jones and couldn’t think of a more talented and accomplished person to helm the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Defenders.”
Coupled with the news was a new synopsis, which reads:
Marvel’s The Defenders follows 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.
The Defenders will hit Netflix in 2017, with Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Finn Jones (Iron Fist) and Simone Missick (Misty Knight) appearing alongside Sigourney Weaver as the villain.