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Disney, Marvel to film Netflix shows in New York

By Rebekah Penner ,

New York is soon to become the latest home for superheroes. It was announced on Wednesday that the Netflix series featuring Marvel superheroes will be filmed in New York City in a deal with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Disney.

Disney CEO Bob Iger and Cuomo revealed that the state had set aside $4 million to fit the needs of the series in Time Square, reports TheWrap.

However, the residents of New York should benefit from the new show. The series should create about 3,000 jobs, with 400 of them being full-time jobs. As a result, the state of New York will generate $2.11 billion in spending with the production.

The programs will be featured on Netflix and will consist of a minimum of 60 1-hour-long episodes in total. The first 13 episodes will focus on the character of Daredevil; the next on Jessica Jones; followed by Iron Fist and Luke Cage, according to the New York Daily News.

It was announced last fall that the shows will “Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell’s Kitchen, New York,” however at the time no filming location had been decided. Numerous cities worked to attract the project with Toronto coming in as second to New York.

The shows were announced by Marvel, Disney and Netflix in November 2013.

image courtesy of Amazon

 
 

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