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.


S.J. Clarkson (as SJ Clarkson)


Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Bill Everett (based on the Marvel comics by) | 11 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Cox ... Matt Murdock
Krysten Ritter ... Jessica Jones
Mike Colter ... Luke Cage
Finn Jones ... Danny Rand
Eka Darville ... Malcolm Ducasse
Elden Henson ... Foggy Nelson
Jessica Henwick ... Colleen Wing
Simone Missick ... Misty Knight
Rachael Taylor ... Trish Walker
Deborah Ann Woll ... Karen Page
Elodie Yung ... Elektra Natchios
Rosario Dawson ... Claire Temple
Sigourney Weaver ... Alexandra Reid
Wai Ching Ho ... Madame Gao
Peter McRobbie ... 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) See more »

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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 »


Foggy Nelson: The law firm of Hogarth, Chao & Benowitz is at your disposal. In case you need help starting over.
Luke Cage: I'm not starting over, Mr. Nelson. I'm moving forward.
Foggy Nelson: People call me Foggy.
Luke Cage: And you let them?
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Written by D'Angelo
Performed by D'Angelo
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A few quick words on the premiere of "The Defenders" (2017)
16 November 2017 | by ericrnolanSee 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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