It’s no secret that we here at ANTiFanboy have loved the Netflix Daredevil show. From the ANTiFangirl Shelly herself to devoting an entire podcast to it. One of the common threads between all of our Daredevil-related media has been “I can’t wait to see where they go in Season 2” well now we have confirmation that season 2 is, in fact happening. Granted we still have a ways to go as the Netflix Marvel relationship still has quite a bit of food left on its plate in the form of AKA Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Defenders.
The only wrinkle? Steven DeKnight is not returning as showrunner. Which is slightly disappointing but he was a fill in for Drew Goddard after he left to work on Sinister Six which is still sort of happening, but sources state that Goddard is working on the MCU version of Spider-Man now. Marvel is filling the DeKnight sized hole with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, both of whom have worked closely with Steven in the first season of Daredevil. Drew Goddard is still an Executive Producer and has reportedly worked an outline for the first two seasons before departing the project.
The full press release is below:
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that “Marvel’s Daredevil” will receive a second season, available only on the streaming service in 2016!
With the first season of “Marvel’s Daredevil” proving a smash success with both audiences and critics, Netflix and Marvel will continue to create further adventures of the Man Without Fear! Doug Petrie (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “American Horror Story”) and Marco Ramirez (“Sons of Anarchy”), who worked closely with Executive Producers Steven S. DeKnight and Drew Goddard during the first season, will serve as showrunners for Season 2. Petrie, Ramirez, Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods”), and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) will serve as Executive Producers of Season 2.
“While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season,” DeKnight explains, “I could not be happier that Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are carrying the torch. They were invaluable collaborators during our first season, and I for one can’t wait to see what they do with the show moving forward.”
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” comes only to Netflix later this year and “Marvel’s Luke Cage” premieres on the streaming service in 2016. Future series exclusively debuting on Netflix include “Marvel’s Iron Fist” and “Marvel’s Defenders,” a mini-series event that reimagines a team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the Super Hero “Daredevil” in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. “Marvel’s Daredevil” stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis Hall, Ayelet Zurer.