Though there was a lot of excitement surrounding last week's reveals at SDCC from Netflix and Marvel, there were also a ton of questions. The big one was, when are they going to find the time to shoot all of these shows in order to get them on the air as soon as possible. Sadly, the answer is they're not. That's right folks, fans of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and The Punisher will have to wait until 2018 to see those series continue on Netflix.
Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos recently spoke with IGN, and assured fans that while Netflix is hoping to produce their Marvel series at a faster pace, it's not going to happen overnight. "I doubt that we could produce at the quality that they produce at that speed. But we’re gonna try to make them quicker so we can get less downtime between them," Sarandos said. When asked about the slate of shows for 2017, Sarandos confirmed that there will only be two next year, Iron Fist and The Defenders, before unleashing a potential spoiler about the latter saying, "the whole cast is called on for The Defenders, which changes the production schedule for the other shows." The interviewer asked if the "whole cast" included The Punisher, to which he simply replied, "Uh... stay tuned!"
So it looks like we're only getting two series this year and next year, but there will be at least three in 2018 as things ramp up. That's good news, I suppose. After all, good things are always worth the wait.