ALBANY, N.Y .— Marvel's landmark live-action television series is scheduled to film in New York State.
The television series will bring Marvel's ‘flawed heroes of Hell's Kitchen' characters to Netflix.
"New York is where the entertainment industry started, and this unprecedented commitment from Disney and Marvel is further evidence that we're bringing it back bigger and better than ever before," said Governor Cuomo.
"Since 2008 Disney has directly contributed almost half a billion dollars to New York's economy through television and film production, along with approximately 9,000 jobs for New Yorkers," said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company.
The project will include 60 one-hour episodes focused on four characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Filming is set to begin in the summer of 2014 and will create at least 3,000 jobs, including 400 full time jobs.
"We thank the Governor and the great state of New York for helping us create the ultimate backdrop to this epic series. Setting our production in New York City truly underscores the authenticity and excitement we plan to bring to The Defenders and their ‘flawed heroes of Hell's Kitchen' stories," said Alan Fine, President, Marvel Entertainment.