Netflix and Marvel unveiled a second trailer for the upcoming series, The Defenders, this week at ComicCon.
The series features a team of super-heroes (each already has their own show on Netflix) who come together to defend New York City.
The Avengers, they’re not.
Daredevil (played by the hunky Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) become a “team of outcasts” to fight a common enemy: The Hand.
“With the Avengers, there’s a pride about who they are, they’re very chest-out, gung-ho, and that’s very cool to watch,” says Daredevil actor, Charlie Cox. “To make this work on TV, with these street-level heroes, we have to go the opposite way. We go to a place of shame, and a place of loneliness for these guys. We’re trying to find moments where Matt is essentially learning not just what these guys can and cannot do but how they deal with the same pain he deals with on a daily basis. How do they not feel like they’re freaks of nature and outcasts of society?”
Here’s the official synopsis:
Blind ninja. Smart-ass detective. Bulletproof ex-con. Kung Fu billionaire. Marvel’s The Defenders centers on four outsider heroes that have to put aside their personal issues and come together when a villainous sect threatens to destroy New York City as we know it. The Netflix original series launches globally on August 18, 2017.
AND – Sigourney Weaver is a total bad-ass villain as “Alexandra.”
Watch the new trailer below.