The Defenders (2017)
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The Defenders 

As New York edges closer to disaster, Elektra sees what's beyond the wall, and the Defenders make a last-ditch effort to save the city.


Farren Blackburn


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 / Daredevil
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
Ramon Rodriguez ... Bakuto
Rachael Taylor ... Trish Walker
Deborah Ann Woll ... Karen Page
Elodie Yung ... Elektra Natchios
Rosario Dawson ... Claire Temple
Wai Ching Ho ... Madame Gao
Yutaka Takeuchi ... Murakami


As New York edges closer to disaster, Elektra sees what's beyond the wall, and the Defenders make a last-ditch effort to save the city.

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18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Spider-Man is mentioned in the Wu-Tang Clan song "Protect Ya Neck", which is featured in this episode. See more »


When the police announce the evacuation of the area around Midland Circle Bank, they say it is in Hell's Kitchen. The entire story is in Harlem (North Eastern Manhattan). Hell's Kitchen is across the East River in the South Bronx. The cross streets given could not be for the Bronx. See more »


Jessica Jones: You guys ready or what?
Luke Cage: No.
Matt Murdock: No.
Jessica Jones: Sounds about right.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there's a short teaser trailer for The Punisher (2017). See more »


Referenced in Daredevil: Resurrection (2018) See more »


Protect Ya Neck
Written by Ghostface Killah, RZA, The GZA, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon
Performed by Wu-Tang Clan
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Four heroes join the hand against the Hand!
24 February 2018 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews


I might not be eligible to watch this. Because I'm thorough with 'Daredevil', but I haven't seen the other three series. Maybe I could try it now, but anyway, I've watched it and what I think is, it was good. I loved Marvels' big screen's big heroes coming together. This is a small screen thing and the idea was not bad at all.

They have kept it to the limits. I mean, if you have seen both the seasons of 'Daredevil', you know that it was so powerful, especially the villains. In this, at first, it looked promising, but the end was decent. Still the Marvel fans would love it for being simple. But when four superheroes come together, it should have been a mega thing. So felt, that was what lacked in this. Yet I got well entertained with just 8 episodes. That means there's no drag. All were to the point.

I was curious whose going to lead them. In avengers, it was led by Stark, the Iron-man. Since this tale took place in Hell's Kitched, no doubt it should be Daredevil and kind of that's how it all happened. But there's always a beginning to everything. Particularly these powerful men won't just join the hands. They did not make it a complicated thing. It all took like one fight and then they allied.

An ancient organisation called the Hand, is now deciding to claim back their glory by bringing down the New York City. Within them, they have differences, but their vision is same. It all begins with a massive earthquake, a warning bell that only a few people understood. Those were with two identities, the superheroes. On the other side NYPD tries its hand, but they had no clue where to begin. These superheroes decides to take the Hand by themselves. It all leads to one final battle which reveals how it all end.

Maybe they wanted to keep it low. If you observe the ending, who had ended where, there's more to come. The season two could get even bigger. I feel they could get back to what Marvel is famous for. I mean mighty battles. Come on, there was only Black Sky against four. The match was not fair. So for me, it was good, but not great as it should have been like any Marvel's cinematic. So I'm very eager when the follow up comes out. By then, I'll be ready with those three dues I was saying about.


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