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"I tried being a one-man army, and it failed. But this... This feels like something else is at work here. The four of us show up to fight a criminal organization at the same moment? How obvious does it have to be? This... This cannot be an accident."
Danny Rand[src]

Marvel's The Defenders, or simply The Defenders, is a television miniseries based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It is the seventh television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series was produced by Marvel Television and originally released on Netflix.

The first and only season was released on August 18, 2017.

Season Synopses

Season One

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.


Starring Cast

Recurring Cast



On April 15, 2016, it was announced that Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez would serve as showrunners of the series.[1]

On October 31, 2016, it was reported that the series had begun production under the working title "Group Therapy".[2][3]

On February 17, 2019, Jeph Loeb wrote a letter to the fans of the canceled Marvel Netflix series.[4]

On February 11, 2022, it was reported that the series would be leaving Netflix on March 1.[5]

On March 1, 2022, it was announced that the series would be available to stream on Disney+ on March 16.[6]


Title Sequence






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