Once upon a time, Netflix was a service that sent DVDs out through the mail. It still offers that feature as an option, but the company has since morphed into a juggernaut of original streaming programming, offering everything from martial-arts movies to ongoing multi-season television series.
Netflix moves at a rapid production pace, so it can be hard to keep up with all the new and returning programs. We’ll help you keep on top of some of the most anticipated 2017 shows with this collection of must-see teasers and trailers.
1. New: Marvel’s Iron Fist
Netflix already has a host of Marvel superhero hits on its hands with the success of “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” and “Luke Cage.” “Iron Fist” will soon join that New York City crowd when it debuts on March 17. Netflix finally released a trailer for the series, which follows the adventures of Danny Rand (played by Finn Jones).
Rand was presumed dead in a plane crash, but he returns to New York 15 years later to step back into the family business. While he was gone, he became a martial arts expert and acquired the mystical power of a glowing superhuman fist. As Netflix teases, “...when a long-destined enemy rises in New York, this living weapon is forced to choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.” As the trailer shows, we can expect a lot of kung-fu-style action mixed with the dark atmosphere found in the other Marvel shows.
On a related note, all those Marvel superheroes are scheduled to meet up and share the bill in the upcoming Netflix miniseries “The Defenders,” which is due out sometime after “Iron Fist.” Netflix delivered a brief teaser for the supergroup way back in July 2016, but it didn’t give us much to go on. You can watch it here. All we know for sure is that our heroes will “face their biggest threat yet.”