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Disney’s Marvel to Film Four Netflix Series in New York

Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s Marvel announced plans to film four television programs and a miniseries in New York as part of its plans to create shows for Netflix Inc.

The plans were announced today by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Robert Iger, Disney’s chairman and chief executive officer. Filming is set to start later this year and will create at least 3,000 jobs in the state, including as many as 400 full-time positions, they said.

The project will include almost 60 one-hour episodes focused on the 4 Defenders characters: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

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