‘Daredevil’ Returning for Second Season with New Showrunners

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Marvel’s Daredevil” has been renewed for a second season at Netflix with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez serving as showrunners as Steven DeKnight exits, Variety has learned.

The superhero drama is the first in a series of Marvel comicbook adaptations to receive the television treatment via Netflix, with “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” set to roll out over the next few years, before the characters team up in a crossover miniseries event called “The Defenders.”

“Daredevil” stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock — a blind super hero by night and a super lawyer by day. Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis Hall and Ayelet Zurer also starred in season one.

The show has seen favorable reviews, with Variety’s Brian Lowry calling it “dark, brooding and violent” and also “slickly produced.” The Netflix series was beset by online piracy after its debut, with over 2 million users illegally downloading it within a week of its premiere.

“Daredevil” hails from Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. Ramirez and Petrie will also exec produce alongside Drew Goddard, who wrote the pilot but vacated his role of showrunner in 2014, and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb.

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  1. FSC says:

    HIs netflix costume sucks.. the movie costume was so epic!!

  2. This guy doesn’t seem to know how a razor works.

  3. david forrester says:

    i hope to god the 2 million downloads are exclusive to countries with out access to netflix.otherwise id be thinking even less of these people.

  4. Aron says:

    What’s the timing for the second season. If it’s something like a 9 month pace between shows that would be nearly 4 years off. I can imagine that might be a factor in the showrunner turnover.

    I don’t know a heck of a lot about showrunning, but I assume it’s easier in subsequent seasons. I hope Stephen goes on to make another Netflix original..

  5. Joel says:

    So even when one can subscribe to Netflix for only one month and watch a whole season of DareDevil, people are still going to pirate it regardless. No joke, people are retards. Work for what you get folks.

    • Brad says:

      I liked the show, the fights were good but the show really wasn’t worth the hype it has been getting. they did 13 episodes and didn’t have to put in the filler you get in a 22 episode season. They also didn’t have to worry about time slots or anything else real TV has to plan around. (those are things that make this show better than many.)

      I do find it funny that everyone says this is true to the comic but fail to say “as long as you don’t look at Kingpin”.

  6. Chelsea says:

    Yay, Daredevil is renew for a second season and a Defenders series is coming. :)

  7. Stephen says:

    Would love to know more about the showrunner turnover. Daredevil was pretty special. Even though there were times when it lacked sophistication, and a couple moments when it looked like low-budget superhero TV, it’s easily the best live-action superhero TV show for adults thus far. Really great cast, with a perfect take on Kingpin. Although I think Foggy is miscast, the actor grew on me. Cinematography was excellent and very reminiscent of iconic Daredevil comics.

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