It's official, Daredevil fans! Netflix just confirmed that the Marvel series will be back for a second season. Daredevil Season 2 will premiere in 2016 and two new showrunners have been set.
Netflix just passed along word that Marvel's Daredevil has been renewed for a second season, which is expected to arrive on the streaming video channel next year. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will serve as showrunners for the drama's second season. The two worked closely with Steven DeKnight and Drew Goddard on Season 1. Ramirez, Petrie, Drew Goddard and Jeph Loeb will serve as executive producers.
There's no mention of if or how Steven DeKnight will be involved in Season 2. Update: DeKnight Tweeted that he won't be returning for Season 2 due to a "previous commitment in the feature world."
Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez have a very interesting combination of credits on their CVs. For Petrie, that includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and a couple episodes of Angel), and American Horror Story. Marco Ramirez, meanwhile, has written for Sons of Anarchy and the Starz drama Da Vinci's Demons. So dark and occasionally violent isn't new territory for either of them. It should be very interesting to see what these two writers do with Daredevil in its second season.
Daredevil's official Twitter celebrated the news with a Tweet...
It notes that the "first defender" will be back for Season 2. It's an exciting reminder that Matt Murdock is one of a handful of heroes set to defend justice over at Netflix. Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage are also poised at the center of their own eventual series. Daredevil's renewal suggests that Marvel's presence at Netflix will extend beyond one season per Defender and a miniseries. As exciting as it is to anticipate the introductions of the other Defenders, it's great to know Matt Murdock will be back in business next year.
Daredevil Season 1 deputed all 13 episodes on April 10, introducing us to Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock, an attorney who lacks sight but makes use of his other (extraordinary) senses, fighting against injustices in Hell's Kitchen. In addition to Charlie Cox, the cast of Season 1 included Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson. Netflix's announcement didn't mention anything about cast, but hopefully there won't be any drastic changes to the line-up. Of course, that hope excludes the potential for great cast additions in Season 2. As the above Tweet teases, Fisk is just the beginning. Who's next to take on Daredevil?
Is it 2016 yet?
Read our review of the first few episodes of Season 1 Here.