The Defenders just might see a second season if Marvel Television Executive Vice President Jeph Loeb is to be believed. The VP told Entertainment Weekly that continuing adventures under The Defenders's banner might be possible in the future.
Earlier this week it looked like Netflix had deaded the series when Netflix slyly rebranded the Facebook page for the series to be the official page for their geek culture vertical NX.
While Loeb admits that there are no plans to make more Defenders episodes, he's not willing to concede that the show is done.
“No, all we’ve ever said is that there are no plans right now [to do more]. It doesn’t mean that it’s off the table,” Loeb told EW. “And it doesn’t mean that it even has to be with the original characters that were in the first Defenders.”
Loeb continued, saying that other heroes might form under the Defenders banner, which paired small-screen heroes Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Daredevil together for the first time.
“There are lots of Avengers, and through that, you should be able to ascertain that there may be lots of Defenders,” Loeb said. “No one at any time referred to them as ‘The Defenders’ — they didn’t wear a little ‘D’ on their belts, and they didn’t go to a building that had a big ‘Defenders’ [sign] in the air. They were four mismatched heroes who were joined by a lot of the other heroes that are in the stories that we do on Netflix, but that was that particular story.”
That's not exactly an order of a new season, but it's a tiny glimmer of hope for any of the show's fans who thought it might be gone forever.