It’s Official: Drew Goddard to Write, Direct Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Pilot

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Marvel has officially confirmed that “Lost” and “Alias” scribe Drew Goddard will write and direct the pilot for the Netflix adaptation of their Daredevil comicbooks.

Goddard, whose credits also include films “Cabin in the Woods” and “Cloverfield,” will also serve as showrunner and executive producer of the 13-episode series, which will premiere in 2015.

The news comes as Netflix rounds out a positive week. The online channel’s original series “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards” cleaned up WGA award nominations, and the latter announced that its second season will premiere on Valentine’s Day. “Lilyhammer,” the Norwegian-American television series starring Steven Van Zandt that is Netflix’s first original series, has its second season debut on December 13.

Goddard is repped by UTA and attorneys Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.

The Wrap first broke the news that Goddard was in negotiations for the project.

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  1. cassie says:

    not conviced abt this choice, it will come out as an action packed product with little character development, anyhow wonder which actor they’ll take to play the part. when 1rst learn abt a daredevil show wanted jensen ackles to take the part which would be perfect for him +could help to ditach him from the mess spn has become. but if dd does’nt have character development does nothing for jensen since he is a drama actor who makes his characters come out in flesh & layers (alec-dark angel, dean winchester-spn) not caricatures so not quite sure it would do any good to him +he is stuck on spn for one more year so no dice even if he was in consideration for it

  2. jackconner says:

    Reblogged this on jackconner and commented:
    I’m a big fan of LOST (yes, 6th season and all), as well as the first 3 seasons of Alias, so this is pretty cool to me. I’ve never read the comics and don’t remember a thing about the movie (which in itself probably says something), so I have no attachment to the character at all. Pretty much the only thing that could get me interested in this show is a writer or showrunner I like, and now this. Never thought I’d be looking forward to a “Daredevil” TV show.

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