7.3/10
88,258
329 user 61 critic

The Defenders 

Trailer
0:31 | Trailer
Set a few months after the events of the second season of Daredevil, and a month after the events of Iron Fist, the vigilantes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up in New York City to fight a common enemy: The Hand.
Reviews
Popularity
957 ( 1)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2017  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Charlie Cox ...  Matt Murdock / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Krysten Ritter ...  Jessica Jones 8 episodes, 2017
Mike Colter ...  Luke Cage 8 episodes, 2017
Finn Jones ...  Danny Rand 8 episodes, 2017
Elodie Yung ...  Elektra Natchios 8 episodes, 2017
Jessica Henwick ...  Colleen Wing 6 episodes, 2017
Scott Glenn ...  Stick 6 episodes, 2017
Sigourney Weaver ...  Alexandra Reid 6 episodes, 2017
Rosario Dawson ...  Claire Temple 6 episodes, 2017
Wai Ching Ho ...  Madame Gao 6 episodes, 2017
Elden Henson ...  Foggy Nelson 5 episodes, 2017
Simone Missick ...  Misty Knight 5 episodes, 2017
Yutaka Takeuchi ...  Murakami 5 episodes, 2017
Eka Darville ...  Malcolm Ducasse 4 episodes, 2017
Ramon Rodriguez ...  Bakuto 4 episodes, 2017
Rachael Taylor ...  Trish Walker 4 episodes, 2017
Deborah Ann Woll ...  Karen Page 4 episodes, 2017
Babs Olusanmokun ...  Sowande 4 episodes, 2017
Michelle Federer ...  Michelle Raymond 3 episodes, 2017
Chloë Levine ...  Lexi Raymond 3 episodes, 2017
J. Mallory McCree ...  Cole 3 episodes, 2017
Ron Simons ...  Strieber 3 episodes, 2017
Debbi Morgan ...  Delores / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Edit

Storyline

"Marvel's The Defenders" follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal - to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the first few episodes, the production uses colored light to great effect to separate out each individual Defender story. Each scene involving Daredevil has a hint of red. Jessica Jones is lit with purple. Iron Fist with green and Luke Cage is lit in shades of yellow. As the series progresses and the Defenders become aligned, the four colors eventually turn into more neutral whites and blues. See more »

Goofs

[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Jessica Jones: Nice ears.
Daredevil: They're horns.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits are a sequence of cityscapes of New York, with colored silhouettes of the Defenders (Daredevil in red, Jessica Jones in blue/purple, Luke Cage in yellow/orange and Iron Fist in green), following themes from previous shows. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Marvel's Defenders S1 (2017) See more »

User Reviews

 
Seems to be a lot of hate for this one...
1 September 2017 | by sfinancingSee all my reviews

...and I don't get it.

Certainly not a big budget, heavy on the special effect blockbuster like the Avengers, but then again it wasn't supposed to be.

On the good side:

Excellent choreography of the fight scenes. Not quite up to the Daredevil series, but definitely well above average.

Cinematography and use of color well done.

Well acted by all 4 of the lead characters and excellent work by the supporting cast. Personally thought the actors had a decent chemistry.

Plot...not overly original but not bad.

Writing...again not overly original, but gives a workable vehicle for the actors.

The not so good:

CGI...not much here...the glowing fist doesn't see too impressive.

Directing and especially the pacing could have been better.

Overall:

I found this to be a highly watchable show, though well short of great. While I found Luke Cage and Iron Fist series heavily mired in mediocrity, this one holds its own in my opinion.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 329 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Defenders See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Entire season 1)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed