The Netflix/Marvel series debuts on August 18th

By Hayden Wright

(RADIO.COM) – In addition to the blockbuster Avengers films, the Marvel Comic Universe has colonized Netflix with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist.

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Those fictional heroes join forces in The Defenders, a limited series in which they battle a common foe, The Hand. Netflix released the show’s first trailer and it features spliced up audio from Nirvana’s 1991 track Come As You Are, setting a gritty, doomed tone throughout the preview.

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Watch the trailer for Marvel’s The Defenders above or click here.

In the series, Krysten Ritter reprises her role as Jessica Jones alongside Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and Finn Jones (Iron Fist). Carrie-Ann Moss and Rosario Dawson reprise their roles from their respective origin series. Most intriguingly, Sigourney Weaver is playing a new character named Alexandra—action movie fans rejoice!

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