Netflix has announced that every six months will bring forth a new Marvel show to add onto its binge-watching queue. These shows will be joining Netflix’s bundle of original series that only paying members have access to.
This is great news for Marvel fans who are anxious for fresh superhero action. No longer will they have to wait until May of 2016 for the premiere of the next Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War, because they can indulge in Jessica Jones, the next Marvel show that Netflix will be releasing before the end of 2015.
Jessica Jones is one of five shows that Netflix and Marvel teamed up to release—the first of which is already available on Netflix, Daredevil (currently pending a second season). After Daredevil comes Jessica Jones, which will be followed by Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
When these shows are released, their leading characters will team up to form yet another show called The Defenders, a comic book based group of super heroes similar to the Avengers.
There is much excitement and anticipation for the release of Jessica Jones. “I’m glad that [Marvel] is tailoring to the female demographic,” said Riley Navarro, a 20 year-old college student, “They’re not being left out anymore.”
It’s no secret that Marvel is lacking in female superheroes. The first ever Marvel female superhero movie won’t see the light of day until 2018. The Avengers only has one female member, Black Widow; and although Captain America character Peggy Carter stars in her own show on ABC she has no super powers—neither does Black Widow.
Jessica Carter (who will be portrayed by Krysten Ritter, star of Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23) will be the first major female character with superpowers in a Marvel film.
“I’ve been coming to Comic-Con for 12 years, and I think a lot of fans here have been eager to see more women onscreen for a long time,” a 30-year-old Californian, Dawn Keiser, told TIME at San Diego Comic-Con. “I really can’t wait for Jessica Jones to be the hero of her own show.”