Grown-Up Marvel Shows Coming to Disney Plus With New Parental Controls

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Disney Plus will be adding live-action Marvel television series — including the adult-oriented ones created for Netflix — on March 16, and the streaming service is adding new parental controls to protect younger viewers.

The series include Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher, which were on Netflix, as well as Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which originally aired on ABC.

When those series arrive, Disney Plus said it will concurrently release an update to its parental controls in the U.S. that will prompt all subscribers to update their settings.

"Disney Plus has served as the home for some of the most beloved brands in the industry, and the addition of these live-action shows brings more from the Marvel brand together, all in one place,” said Michael Paull, president of Disney Streaming.

“We have experienced great success with an expanded content offering on Disney Plus across our global markets and are excited to continue that here in the U.S. as well by offering our consumers not only great content with the new Marvel additions, but also a set of features that help ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family,” he said. ■

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