Netflix has commissioned five series, including an adaptation of Daredevil from Marvel Television.

The series will launch on Netflix in the UK and Ireland, its global services across Latin America, the Nordics, Netherlands and Canada, as well as on its domestic platform in 2015.

The deal is the biggest volume order to date from the online streaming service and will see it launch four 13 x 60-minute dramas, as well as a mini-series.

It will initially launch Daredevil, followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage and a miniseries based on The Defenders.

All of the series, which are based on comic book characters, will be set in Hell’s Kitchen, New York.

The series will be produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios. They will be distributed international by Disney Media Distribution.

Marvel launched Agents of SHIELD on ABC earlier this year, its first traditional live action series and this is its second major deal.

“Marvel’s movies, such as Iron Man and Marvel’s The Avengers are huge favourites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

“With House of Cards and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we’re thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude.”

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” said Alan Fine, president of Marvel Entertainment.

“This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what’s sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure.”