When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.
Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
"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.
Sigourney Weaver was earlier going play a comic book super villain; when director Bryan Singer was involved in the early stages of X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), he had written the role of the main antagonist, Emma Frost, with Weaver in mind. Weaver's character Alexandra has a penchant for wearing all white, very similarly to Emma Frost. See more »
The opening credits are a sequence of cityscapes of New York, with colored silhouettes of the Defenders (Daredevil in red, Jessica Jones in blue/purple, Luke Cage in yellow/orange and Iron Fist in green), following themes from previous shows. See more »
After reading some of the negative reviews, I am compelled to write in defense of this show and some of the others associated with The Defenders. It amazes me that some of you haters forget that this is escapism, not reality. So why are you so vehement about the actor portraying Danny Rand? I think he is doing a great job. He is showing us how serious Danny is about his destiny as the Iron Fist. So you want a more comic book version? Buy the comic or watch the cartoons. Actors can only do so much interpreting comic book heroes. One could argue that all of the Marvel efforts are pale in comparison to their comic book counter parts. I hope Netflix doesn't decide to end the series because so many of you are unable to distinguish between comics and reality. Why not try opening your horizon to different interpretations of these characters? You might enjoy yourself. I find all of the Marvel Universe to be a fun watch. It's pure escapism and to expect more is absurd.
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