Sure enough, Marvel’s outgoing Netflix shows are coming to Disney+… but only for some viewers. Engadget has confirmed a MobileSyrupreport that Daredevil, Jessica Jones and other productions will be available on Disney+ starting March 16th, but only in Canada. If you’re fortunate enough to live in the country, you’ll only have to wait a couple of weeks to keep watching after the superhero shows leave Netflix on March 1st.
It’s not clear when these shows will be available in other countries, but Engadget understands it’s just a matter of time before you can watch elsewhere.
You could see this transition coming for a while. Disney said in 2017 that it would ditch Netflix in favor of an in-house service, and Netflix had cancelled all its Marvel originals by 2019. Beyond this, Disney has been dropping not-so-subtle clues about its control of the former Netflix characters, with appearances from a couple of them in Hawkeye and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
If there’s a looming question, it’s whether or not the shows will make their way to Disney+ in other countries or to Disney-owned services like Hulu, where their not-so-family-friendly content might be a better fit. With that said, Disney risks a further split in its Marvel catalog (MODOK is on Hulu, for instance) if it hosts the Netflix shows anywhere besides its main service — it may have to accept that mature and PG fare will sit side by side.