Marvel Television is doubling down on its New York production commitment, the biggest in the city's history. Marvel Television, Netflix, The Walt Disney Company and Governor Cuomo have announced they are continuing to locally film and produce series Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage—which have all been picked up for second seasons—as well as the new spinoff The Punisher. These titular characters will also appear in the upcoming mini-series Marvel's The Defenders.
New Yorkers can see neighborhoods like Hell's Kitchen and Harlem as the backdrops for all this fictional superhero crime-fighting. Overall, 135 episodes are to be filmed, creating thousands of job opportunities and income for local businesses like catering, equipment rental and soundstage (not to mention extras).
Native New Yorkers can spot all the inevitable, glorious continuity errors as they watch; for example Jessica Jones can be seen riding a PATH train pretending to be the A, C, E subway line. Plus, the internet is already wondering why the Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage skylines feature the MetLife building when it should be the Stark/Avengers tower—sigh. Look out for makeup trailers and street closures popping up around your hood; you might even spot actors like Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson and Sigourney Weaver wandering the streets in costume.