For those of us that have been wondering why there hasn’t been an announcement concerning season three of Daredevil… well, it appears we now know why – season two showrunners, Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, have just been named the showrunners for the upcoming Defenders mini-series for Netflix! While I actually enjoyed the second season of Daredevil more than the the first, it’s a bit surprising to see them moving from Daredevil to The Defenders, especially since it seemed more likely that they’d be hard at work at a third season of Daredevil while The Defenders was underway. Still, I’m pretty excited with this pick. The best part of the announcement, however, is probably the fact that Drew Goddard will be returning as an executive producer for The Defenders. Goddard, who was originally set as the showrunner for Daredevil season one, prior to leaving to (at the time) make a Sinister Six film for Sony, has continued to serve as an EP on Daredevil for the past two seasons, so I’m glad to see him still involved – especially as this is the big one.
Here’s the full press release from Marvel:
Douglas Petrie (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Marco Ramirez (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Orange is the New Black”) are set to return as showrunners to the Marvel Universe for the Netflix Original Series “Marvel’s The Defenders“!
Another alum from “Marvel’s Daredevil,” Oscar-nominee Drew Goddard (“The Martian,” “Lost,” “Alias”), will also join the team as an Executive Producer.
The Executive Producers and showrunners of “Marvel’s Daredevil” Season 2 will unite the Man Without Fear with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist for the mini-series event bringing our heroes together to face their biggest threat yet.
“Doug and Marco captivated our members around the world with their continuation of the story of Matt Murdock in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we can’t wait to see how they and Drew will introduce the full Defenders team to our global audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
“We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring our four street level heroes together in an epic tale woven by Doug and Marco whose work on ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ speaks for itself,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “They write and produce not only great action and adventure, but also the heart and touch of humor that’s makes us Marvel. With the inclusion of Drew Goddard, we’ve got a team that’s as formidable as the Defenders themselves.”
“This is the big one. Four amazing casts, four amazing series, now all in one amazing story,” said showrunners and Executive Producers Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to deliver the show that both we and the fans have been waiting for.”
“Marvel’s The Defenders” will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones, all reprising their roles as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, respectively.
We’re officially one step closer to seeing The Defenders unite, folks!
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Iron Fist is readying to enter production on Monday, while Luke Cage will debut on Netflix on September 30th. In between then, you can re-watch the first two seasons of Daredevil as well as the first season of Jessica Jones!