Netflix's Live-Action Marvel Series to Film in New York

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Netflix is set to bring principal filming of its live-action Marvel series to New York State.

Sixty episodes of the streaming service's superhero series focusing on second-tier characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will be filmed in New York State beginning in summer 2014, said Netflix and the New York governor's office in a joint statement.

As many as 400 full-time jobs will be created to work on the series, the statement says. The episodes will be one-hour each and are set to premiere in 2015.

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"Since 2008 Disney has directly contributed almost half a billion dollars to New York’s economy through television and film production, along with approximately 9,000 jobs for New Yorkers," said Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Robert Iger. "The governor's policies make this great state a more affordable and attractive location, opening the door for even greater economic investment and job creation for New Yorkers. Our Marvel series for Netflix will inject millions directly into the local economy and create hundreds of new jobs."

On Nov. 7 of last year, Marvel and Netflix announced plans for four original series and a miniseries to chronicle The Defenders group of superheroes. Marvel's previous foray into scripted television programming resulted in ABC's Agents of SHIELD

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