Marvel’s The Defenders: 9 New Details Netflix Just Revealed

Four heroes. Eight episodes. It's the Netflix event of the year, and here's what we know so far. 

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Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Luke Cage. Iron Fist.

Just one of those is exciting enough, but it's all been building to something bigger.

Once Iron Fist is out the way (not something to be lightly dismissed either), there'll have been five seasons across four solo series, all leading in to this one big team-up event.

The Defenders has been the plan all along, since before Daredevil was having his first epic one-take hallway fight scene. The success of the shows means they'll each have multiple seasons, but Defenders is still the biggie - the Avengers of the small screen and street level.

We've known a few details for a while now - eight episodes, Sigourney Weaver as the villain, the Hand turning up again, and almost every supporting character as well.

Now, thanks to EW's cover story, we have a load more details about The Defenders - and hell ('s kitchen), they're pretty damn exciting. It's already shaping up to be one of the biggest (and hopefully best) series of the year, and here's all the key new details you need to know.

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