Marvel and Netflix’s little streaming TV show experiment is about to pay off with the upcoming release of THE DEFENDERS. We’re about to find out if Marvel’s formula for the big screen can work on the small screen. No matter how you feel about the 4 shows leading up to THE DEFENDERS, I think this is going to be damn cool.

DAREDEVIL season 1 and season 2 (basically THE PUNISHER Season 1) showed us just how great Marvel can be on TV. JESSICA JONES and LUKE CAGE may not have reached the heights of DAREDEVIL, but they were still good fun. And the runt of the litter, IRON FIST, failed to impress the masses, but I enjoyed it more than most. Now the whole gang is getting together for one glorious mini-series. And I definitely think all these heroes will work better as an ensemble.

Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it.

Get excited, THE DEFENDERS drops all episodes August 18th, 2017.