How Daredevil Season 2 Will Help Set Up The Defenders

Netflix’s Marvel Universe is growing at impressively quick rate. After the massive success of Daredevil, a plan was made to create another four series, which will be interconnected and set in New York City. Daredevil Season 2 is set to be released in its entirety on March 18th, 2016, complete with new showrunners and with the knowledge that the Defenders series will unite the rest of the heroes. Daredevil’s co-showrunner Doug Petrie recently opened up as to how the upcoming Defenders show informed their process when creating Season 2:

It’s definitely opened doors. I think what we both got really good at- along with all of our writers and our cast is how to be collaborative… I think what we’ve gotten better at this year, by necessity of the storytelling, is we spin more plates and we have more threads of storyline going through the narrative and, as we look forward to what’s coming up ahead, we feel like we’ll be able to handle more storylines- complicated storylines- and interweaving difference characters in new ways.

This answer, which comes to us from, has made me even more excited for the second season of Daredevil. While the first season was essentially the test dummy for the Marvel/Netflix formula, Season 2 is now part of something much larger. Jessica Jones has been introduced and renewed, Luke Cage is in the process of filming now, and a bevy of other shows are in development. I can only hope that Matt Murdock will surely be interacting with the people and places that were introduced in Jessica Jones during his second adventure.

The most exciting part about the Marvel Cinematic Universe is how stories and characters are connected, and this is seemingly much easier to accomplish in the Netflix shows. After all, the series are owned by the same entities and run on the same network, so there’s much less red tape than other franchises may have.

Season 2 of Daredevil is also introducing a few new characters, including assassin Elektra and gun toting vigilante Punisher. In fact, Netflix is now developing a spinoff for Punisher before Season 2 even airs. Judging from this, Punisher will become a larger entity and will most likely join up for the Defenders series. Smart money says that Daredevil does a fair amount of exposition and laying down the groundwork for Punisher’s spinoff, while also further exploring the characters that we were introduced to in Season 1.

Once again, the sophomore season of Daredevil will be released on Netflix on March 18th, 2016. Check out the most recent trailer for Season 2 below.

Corey Chichizola
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.