Marvel Studios and Walt Disney will spend about $200 million taping four live-action television series — each based on a different comic book character — in New York City, reports The New York Times.
The deal was announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, with his office calling it “the largest film or television production project commitment in New York State history.”
The TV shows will debut on Netflix starting in 2015.
The deal will give Disney about $4 million in tax breaks. It will also create about 400 full-time jobs and thousands of part-time production opportunities.
“The first show will be based on the adventures of Daredevil, a Marvel superhero who, as a child growing up in Hell’s Kitchen, was blinded by a radioactive substance only to find his other senses and abilities greatly enhanced,” the story reports.
The article adds: “The other three characters featured in the new shows are Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.”