On March 16, the playoffs Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage must land on Disney +, both in the United States and Canada. What about France in all this? Withdrawn from Netflix, the series must now land on the Disney streaming platform. The date of his arrival, however, remains mysterious. And across the Atlantic, their releases on Disney + find themselves strongly criticized.
a critical arrival
Broadcast on Netflix since 2015, Daredevil will have ended up leaving its parent company earlier in the year, in the same way as other series like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, iron fist, The Defenders, The Punisher and Agents of SHIELD. And this week, these series must join the Disney + catalog, in some countries at least. Disney has already revealed its release schedule for March and, unfortunately for fans of Matt Murdock, the series is not mentioned there.
Appreciated series whose cancellation had caused a stir. Disappointed, many fans are hoping for a real return of these characters, especially since the integration of Daredevil into the MCU has already started with Spider-Man: No Way Home. Only, although, on the one hand, the arrival of these series is welcomed with open arms by Disney+ subscribers, here is the Parents Television Council, a “Censor advocacy group founded by Christian conservative Leo Brent Bozell III in 1995“which aims to emit”opinions on what he considers to be suitable or unsafe programs for children“, strongly criticized her.
Last week, the PTC published a press release aimed at denouncing the arrival of the series on Disney+, a streaming platform supposed to be also intended for the youngest:
“For more than 98 years, The Walt Disney Company has been synonymous with the words Family Friendly, and I can think of no other company in American history that has been built more squarely on the backs – and the wallets – of parents and families“said PTC President Tim Winter in the statement.”The company’s eponymous platform, Disney Plus, has logically marketed itself as a family-friendly streaming service, and parents have placed their trust in Disney to offer them that..”
“It seems wildly ‘off-brand’ for Disney Plus to add TV-MA and R-rated programming to this platform, ostensibly to boost subscription revenue. So what’s next, adding Fantasyland strip shows to Disney World?“
But as Comicbook reports, these additions don’t come on their own. And for good reason, Disney takes advantage of the arrivals of the series Daredevil, Luke Cage or Jessica Jones to update their parental control settings. Thus, Disney + subscribers will be able, if they wish, to prevent their children from viewing these series. With these arrivals, Disney demonstrates its desire to develop its platform. While Star, the extension of Disney +, was supposed to be oriented towards adult content, now the Hollywood giant seems to want to place its exclusives in the same basket. The PTC has therefore probably not finished complaining.