Marvel Television and Netflix announced today that acclaimed film and TV director S.J. Clarkson (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Orange is the New Black”) will direct the first two episodes of the Netflix original series “Marvel’s The Defenders.” Clarkson will also serve as an Executive Producer on the 8-episode limited series.
Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones return as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Danny Rand/Iron Fist respectively as they try to save New York City. Sigourney Weaver was recently announced as the villain for the series.
Marvel/Netflix’s “The Defenders” is set to premiere in 2017.