By Kezia Gustave
Disney decided that beginning March 16, all Netflix Marvel shows would no longer be available on Netflix. Instead, they will be transferred to Disney Plus.
Michael Paull, Disney’s president of streaming, announced the move in a press release. He also assured US customers that the platform would continue to evolve.
“We have experienced great success with this on Disney Plus across our global markets and will continue that here in the US as well by offering our consumers not only great content but also a set of features that help ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family,” Paull said in an article by the Verge.
The Disney shows “Luke Cage,” “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Punisher,” “The Defenders,” and “Iron Fist” have been removed from Netflix. Customers will need to wait until mid-March to begin to watch or continue watching these shows.
The company mentioned they would update parental controls during the press release since these seven shows contain violence and inappropriate language unsuitable for children, according to an article by CNBC.
Disney Plus is now the primary platform or app for all Marvel Shows and movies. Although Disney Plus has aimed at children and teens, adult viewers will now have the opportunity to watch Marvel R-rated shows on the same platform.
The Parents Television and Media Council (PTC) is standing up against Disney Plus’s decision to include R-rated and TV-MA marvel shows on their platform.
“Disney is already at a competitive advantage with a streaming platform that is the safest one out there for families. Its foray into TV-MA-rated fare will forever tarnish its family-friendly crown,” declared Tim Winter, the president of the PTC, in an article from the Verge.
The Marvel series “Agents of SHIELD” on ABC can be streamed on Disney Plus alongside these six other series.