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Daredevil, Luke Cage: Hulu Open to Reviving Marvel’s Netflix Series

February 13, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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While Netflix is getting out of the Marvel TV business, there is one streaming service willing to pick up the slack in Hulu. Hulu SVP of original content Craig Erwich spoke to The Wrap and said that they’re open to potentially reviving the shows Netflix has cancelled, including Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and (should they in fact be cancelled as expected) The Punisher and Jessica Jones.

“Marvel has a ton of titles we’d be interested in,” Erwich said. “It kind of just depends on when they’re ready, [and] who, most importantly, is going to be behind these things.”

This isn’t a huge surprise, really. Hulu has a history of business with Marvel, having premiered Runaways to great success and now launching a slate of animated Marvel shows including Howard the Duck, M.O.D.O.K., and Tigra & Dazzler.

“We’ve had a relationship with Marvel since Runaways, we’re getting into business on these animated shows,” he said. “I’m sure it will lead to — you know, business gets you business — we have a good creative relationship with them. That’s where opportunities tend to arise.”

Before we get too excited, it must be noted that Disney’s deal to buy 21st Century Fox — which will increase their stake in Hulu from 30% to 60% — has yet to officially close. And Netflix reportedly has exclusive rights to the characters from the shows until 2020. But at least now, there appears to be a potential sign of hope for these shows, which are likely too adult for the upcoming Disney+ service.