Netflix and Marvel's collaboration has brought some of the best superhero shows to modern television, so comic book fans are always eager to hear if the two have any more ideas or spinoff shows planned for the future. That eagerness has somewhat evolved into worry as two years after Daredevil was renewed for Season 3, the flagship hero drama still has yet to get a release date. Thankfully, Netflix's vice president of original content Cindy Holland recently put fans worries to rest and blamed The Defenders for the long pause between Season 2 and 3:
The biggest issue was the timing of production and launching of The Defenders because what that meant is we had to shut down all of the shows, so all the actors be available for The Defenders so it's more function of that. There is no problem with this season, I think it's fantastic, it's real return to form in my view.
Cindy Holland confirmed Daredevil Season 3 is doing just fine, although she didn't have a release date for when fans will be able to see it. As for a sequel to The Defenders, or whether Netflix and Marvel will attempt to do another multi-hero team-up miniseries again in the future, she said it's a possibility, but there are no plans at this time. That might be good news for viewers who want a faster turnaround on seasons, as Holland's comments confirmed that The Defenders played a part in delaying the return of Daredevil.
Cindy Holland also confirmed that both parties are always in discussions for spinoffs, and referenced the success of The Punisher. Perhaps reading the minds of those in attendance at the Television Critics Association summer tour (via Deadline), Holland followed up by saying she had no news to deliver regarding potential spinoffs:
There's always an ongoing discussion about spinning off additional characters into additional properties. I don't have anything to share.
As for other Netflix shows and rumors that Luke Cage was already starting its writers' room for Season 3, Cindy Holland said no firm decisions had been made regarding the show's future. Netflix may not have made any concrete decisions regarding Luke Cage, but the streaming giant did recently break precedent and lower the standard Marvel episode count from 13 to 10 for Season 2 of Iron Fist. The rumored and confirmed news both appear to show Netflix is adapting and responding to fan's criticisms regarding turnaround times and filler stories, which means more fan-suggested changes could be on the way.
Iron Fist Season 2 is scheduled to premiere on Netflix Friday, September 7. For a list of other upcoming superhero shows, visit our superhero premiere guide. For a look at things coming to Netflix in the near future, hit up our Netflix premiere guide. Finally, anyone wishing to see what's headed to cable in the near future should head over to our summer and fall premiere guides.