The wait for Daredevil is almost over. On April 10, Marvel fans will finally be able to watch the new live-action iteration of The Man Without Fear when all 13 episodes of his Netflix series debut. However, despite all the hype and excitement for the series, there’s barely been any talk about whether the show will return for a second season. Showrunner Steven DeKnight has confirmed that nothing is set in stone at this point, but it's certainly not out of the question.
DeKnight told Collider that there haven’t been any talks about doing Daredevil Season 2, but if it were up to him, he would certainly be up to doing it in a way that fits the overall Marvel Netflix schedule. Said DeKnight:
I have absolutely no idea. No matter what show you do, there’s always a possibility of a second season. Nothing’s been talked about, nothing’s been decided. If I had my druthers, would we do a second season? Sure, I think it would warrant it. In regards to The Defenders and how that works, I think it would work pretty much like the movies. You could do season 1 of Daredevil, you do season 2, and depending on where the other shows fall, you might get second season of Jessica Jones… There’s really no way of telling, it’s really a grand experiment.
As enthusiastic as he sounds for returning for a second season, it sounds like DeKnight is remaining cautious about returning, which is wise for a freshman series. Time and time again we’ve seen first-season shows not get a renewal, and for genre shows, this sometimes means ending on a cliffhanger. That’s the situation for DC Comics series Constantine, which aired its Season 1 finale in February. Although its showrunners are pitching a Season 2 to NBC at the end of the month, there’s no guarantee it will return, which is sure to piss off fans who want to see how everything gets resolved.
Marvel wants to avoid that predicament, waiting to see how people react to the first season before making plans for another one. One thing Daredevil has going for it is that early reviews have been extremely positive, though by no means are they indicative of what the entire season will be like. Once the reviews for all the episodes come piling in, and maybe after Marvel sees how A.K.A. Jessica Jones does as well, then a decision may be made one way or the other. DeKnight previously stated he would be open to the idea of using the supervillain Bullseye if the show returns; but like everything else, nothing is concrete at this point.
Even if Daredevil doesn’t return for a second season, Marvel fans can still look forward to him teaming up with his fellow Netflix heroes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist when the Defenders miniseries eventually airs.