"Marvel's The Defenders," the comic juggernaut's first superhero team-up TV series, will premiere Aug. 18 on Netflix. The reveal came Tuesday in a short black-and-white trailer published to YouTube.
The sixteen-second teaser isn't filled with quips or much action, but it shows crime-fighters Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) sharing the stage—well, elevator—for the very first time. Each of the four New York-based heroes has enjoyed their own Netflix series over the past few years, but "Defenders" intends to bring their worlds together much like "The Avengers" did for Iron Man and his Marvel Cinematic Universe pals.
The Defenders are said to be squaring off against Sigourney Weaver on the series, which also features the return of several favorites from earlier shows, including Jon Berenthal as Punisher, Elodie Yung as Elektra, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, and Rosario Dawson as nurse Claire Temple.
Check out the trailer (below).