Last week, a Canadian press release caused a slew of confusion when it revealed that all of the Netflix/Marvel Defenders series such as Daredevil and Luke Cage would be heading to Disney+ after they were taken of Netflix February 28th. Being that Canada is a different territory, the titles would only be available under the streamer’s more mature STAR banner. With no other information or any other international releases, it was unclear if/where the shows would be accessible for any other territories.
According to Deadline, not only will the shows will available for other territories to stream on Disney+ this year, but they will also be heading to the platform in America. In a milestone move, these will be the platform’s first TV-MA titles.
This means Disney+ will also be updating its existing parental controls in the states. American users should expect a system similar to what countries with STAR have. According to Deadline, these modified parental controls will also be available to set up on March 16th.
After setting up parental controls, that same day users will have access to every episode of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, The Defenders, and even Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D! As mentioned previously, the titles will be added to other international territories throughout the year.
Although, it seemed like the most logical option to have all the Marvel content in one place, this decision hints at Disney taking steps to broaden its range beyond just family-friendly content. The decision also comes on the heels of the premiere of Marvel’s Moon Knight, which is rumored to be the bloodiest show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. The series will drop on Disney+ at the end of the month.