One week ago, Marvel Studios changed the game again with their first Netflix series ‘Daredevil.’ Fans and critics alike praised the show starring Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Vincent D’Onofrio for its top notch writing, excellent cinematography, and ability to take the Marvel Cinematic Universe to places that we haven’t seen it go before. In fact, it debuted to some of the best reviews ever received by a superhero show to date. Now, in a move that surprises absolutely no one, it appears that the show has been renewed for a second season. However, it will be coming back without one key player behind the scenes.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel and Netflix’s acclaimed superhero drama has just received a second season order from the popular streaming service, but it is reported that showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will not be returning to helm Matt Murdock’s next adventure. When the series returns next year, writers Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will serve as the new showrunners. Though this may come as alarming news to some True Believers, in addition to working closely with DeKnight and series creator Drew Goddard during the first season, both men have worked on a number of high-profile projects. Petrie has previously contributed to ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘American Horror Story: Coven,’ and ‘Pushing Daisies,’ while Ramirez worked on ‘Orange Is The New Black’ and ‘Sons of Anarchy.’ With resumes like that, the Man Without Fear is surely being left in capable hands.
Though ‘Daredevil’ Season Two is scheduled for 2016, it’s uncertain whether or not it will take place before or after ‘The Defenders,’ an Avengers-esque mini-series set to include Marvel/Netflix stars Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil. Currently, ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’ is in production and slated to premiere later this year, but no dates have been set for the shows starring Danny Rand and his buddy formerly known as Power Man. It’s said that the team-up is supposed to happen after all four shows debut, so does that mean we could see a new show debut every few months until spring rolls back around to give us more ‘Daredevil’ this time next year? Possibly, but I’m sure the specifics are forthcoming and we’ll have a better idea of the schedule very soon.
Are you excited for a second season of ‘Daredevil’? Do you think that Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez could clear the bar set by the previous showrunners? Share your thoughts in the comments below.