The Defenders (2017– )
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Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand investigate criminals and fight injustice, unaware their paths are about to cross.


(as SJ Clarkson)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Matt Murdock
... Jessica Jones
... Luke Cage
... Danny Rand
... Malcolm Ducasse
... Foggy Nelson
... Colleen Wing
... Misty Knight
... Trish Walker
... Karen Page
... Elektra Natchios
... Claire Temple
... Alexandra Reid
... Madame Gao
... Father Lantom


While Danny Rand faces a mysterious woman ninja, Matt Murdock refuses to leave his retirement, Jessica Jones doesn't take any cases and Luke Cage is in prison. The arrival of a member of "The Hand" to Rand Enterprises will unite their ways. Written by Henry Drae

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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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The top left corner of the "video feed" in the trailer has an IP address ( that rolls over to which emulates a New York newspaper and has video interviews of characters in the Defenders. See more »


Matt Murdock: Mind if I tell you something?
Aaron James: Sure.
Matt Murdock: That money is really gonna help your parents. But for you, from here on out, it's only gonna get harder, Aaron. Realize your only at mile one of the marathon. Alright? Everybody's gonna tell you how to feel, doctors are gonna tell you to stay positive, your family is gonna tell you not to feel sorry for yourself, your therapist is gonna tell you not to be angry...
Aaron James: I'm already angry.
Matt Murdock: At who?
Aaron James: Everyone... I just want my life back.
Matt Murdock: [shakes head] They can't give ...
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Written by Galt MacDermot, Yasiin Bey, James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Kanye West
Performed by Yasiin Bey (as Mos Def)
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A few quick words on the premiere of "The Defenders" (2017)
16 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I certainly wasn't as thrilled with the premiere of Marvel's "The Defenders" (2017) as I thought I'd be. I'd somewhat grudgingly rate it a 7 out of 10.

The show's first episode suffers a bit from an inescapable challenge — how to satisfy the fanbase for each of four superhero characters who have had their own shows. I'd honestly say that this show so far interests me about 50 percent of the time — I love Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but I don't much care about Luke Cage or Iron Fist. Complicating things further is the show's need to logically tie together all of their respective story lines, while arousing interest in a new overall story for this nascent ensemble team. (It … looks a lot like Daredevil's story from both the second season of the Netflix series and the original comics.)

I'm optimistic I'll enjoy it more as I catch the rest of the series. Marvel properties almost always have good writers. And the large cast here (including none other than Sigourney Weaver) is uniformly excellent.

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