As was already happening elsewhere, Daredevil and the other Defenders shows from Netflix are now confirmed to be coming to Disney+ in the U.S.. March 16th will see those former Netflix shows all appear on Disney+ in the U.S. along with all other previously announced territories. The shows will come to Disney+ worldwide later in the year.
Disney’s press release says that U.S. subscribers to Disney+ will have to update parental controls to allow them access to these shows as they are all rated for adults. Also announced as coming to Disney+ is Agents of SHIELD, which one presumes would not require any parental control updates.
On March 16, Disney+ will add more Marvel live-action series titles to its expansive content offering in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand with the addition of “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Defenders,” and “The Punisher,” plus “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the U.S., giving fans access to more from the Marvel collection, all in one place. With the addition of these titles, Disney+ will concurrently release an update to its Parental Controls in the U.S. that will prompt all subscribers to update their settings.
“Disney+ has served as the home for some of the most beloved brands in the industry, and the addition of these live-action shows brings more from the Marvel brand together, all in one place,” said Michael Paull, President of Disney Streaming. “We have experienced great success with an expanded content offering on Disney+ across our global markets and are excited to continue that here in the U.S. as well by offering our consumers not only great content with the new Marvel additions, but also a set of features that help ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family.”
So there you have it! After much speculation we now know that Daredevil and the other Defenders shows are now conformed to be coming to Disney+ and not Hulu on March 16th uncut. Thoughts below as always.