What Order To Watch The Marvel Netflix Series In, Before They Disappear

What Order To Watch The Marvel Netflix Series In, Before They Disappear
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Long before the Disney+ era of WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the likes there was Netflix’s Marvel series. The streaming company had snapped up the rights to some lesser-known heroes – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and the Punisher – and it had plans to turn them into a little Netflix Marvel universe.

Things mainly went to plan with 13 seasons released across six different series, but eventually, one by one, Netflix’s Marvel shows were cancelled. Now Disney, the home of all things Marvel, is reclaiming each of these series.

Netflix announced that all seasons of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, Iron Fist and The Defenders will be leaving the platform on February 28. Where they will end up is unclear but if you’ve never watched these Marvel shows before you have about two weeks to do so.

We’re here to help you out with your last-minute binge with the chronological order you should watch all the Marvel Netflix series in.

Marvel Netflix TV shows watch order

Netflix and Marvel's The Defenders
Marvel Netflix shows to watch in order. Image: Netflix

There are six different series in Netflix’s Marvel universe. Here’s a quick rundown of each:

  • Daredevil (3 seasons): Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
  • Jessica Jones (3 seasons): Haunted by a traumatic past, Jessica Jones uses her gifts as a private eye to find her tormentor before he can harm anyone else in Hell’s Kitchen.
  • Luke Cage (2 seasons): A hoodie-wearing, unbreakable ex-con fights to clear his name and save his neighbourhood. He wasn’t looking for a fight, but the people need a hero.
  • Iron Fist (2 seasons): Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfil his destiny.
  • The Punisher (2 seasons): A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family’s murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
  • The Defenders (1 season): Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces to take on common enemies as a sinister conspiracy threatens New York City.

Each season of these Marvel shows was released sporadically over four years, but many intertwined with each other. Luke Cage appeared in Jessica Jones, the Punisher was introduced in Daredevil, and then everything came together in The Defenders – so watching in chronological order is important.

Here’s the chronological watch order for Netflix’s Marvel shows:

  • Daredevil – Season 1
  • Jessica Jones – Season 1
  • Daredevil – Season 2
  • Luke Cage – Season 1
  • Iron Fist – Season 1
  • The Defenders
  • The Punisher – Season 1
  • Jessica Jones – Season 2
  • Luke Cage – Season 2
  • Iron Fist – Season 2
  • Daredevil – Season 3
  • The Punisher – Season 2
  • Jessica Jones – Season 3

You can find all these seasons on Netflix until February 28, 2022.

Where will the Marvel Netflix series stream next?

What Order To Watch The Marvel Netflix Series In, Before They Disappear
Marvel Netflix shows to watch in order. Image: Netflix

As of right now, a new streaming home for Netflix’s Marvel shows hasn’t been announced.

The rights are being reverted to Disney so one can assume they’ll appear on Disney+ at some point in the future, potentially in the more adult-rated Star section.

It’s expected the Netflix Marvel series still won’t be considered canon in the MCU. However, Disney is already making use of some of these characters, as we saw with Daredevil’s appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home, so it’s possible we haven’t seen the end of the line for the Defenders just yet.

Comments

  • If you’re short on time just watch Daredevil and Punisher, they’re the best two. Iron Fist should be the absolute last priority lol or even not at all because it sucks.

    • I honestly don’t get how they did so well with Daredevil and so god damned bad with Iron Fist.

      Cox as Daredevil was an absolute monster!
      His experience and strong training/work ethic combined with the exceptional choreography and cinematography made for amazing fight scenes that I still remember now.
      (That now famous single shot stairwell scene?! Brilliant!)

      On the other hand you have Iron Fist, the supposed master of hand to hand combat in the MCU, who looked like a wet noodle and had fighting skills that wouldn’t cut it in a Buffy episode.
      (Apparently the series was plagued with problems, bad calls and interference from execs and marvel, rumours that Jones refused to train and practice etc)

      • After reading this I wish they’d called the Iron Fist series The Wet Noodle and gone in a more “They Call Me Bruce?” direction.

      • Jones was cast mere weeks before shooting. Not enough time to reeeaaallly get choreography down. He prioritized learning his lines over moves.
        But when Iron Fist had the same showrunner as Inhumans…oh boy.
        There is a laundry list of problems with that show that made it almost dead on arrival.

        DD had 3 good seasons.
        Luke Cage had a good season spread over 2 seasons.
        Jessica Jones had a fantastic season 1 and then 2 seasons of Iron Fist level material.
        Iron fist had an interesting season 1 Villain performance, and then Season 2 was shifted to a colleen wing show and as much as i think Jessica Henwick is the only redeeming quality of Iron Fist…Its not worth your time
        And Defenders was mediocre.

        • I remember reading that Cox trained choreography and exercised nearly every day to stay sharp and keep in shape all throughout the show.
          Even Henwick who apparently had zero martial arts experience (reportedly) spent several hours a day with the choreographers (who also implied Jones simply refused to train at all)
          I found it odd that Jones claimed he only ever had less than an hour to train before each scene while his costars were doing the hard work between shoots.

          Defenders could’ve been awesome but instead we had to suspend our disbelief and swallow Rand as an equal next to some pretty impressive allies.

          • Thats cause Henwick & Cox are professionals. Jones is well… a glorified soap actor who very much couldnt take the step towards a physical role. But he was the last cast out of everyone for that show, and couldnt or wouldnt step up.
            Easily the worst (or best i suppose) example of a marvel miscast in the MCU.

            (i also forgot to say my $0.02 for Punisher. Season 1 was good, season 2 was spinning wheels in the middle of that season something bad)

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