You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Drew Goddard Exits Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ TV Series

Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.”

Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight.

In addition to serving as series showrunner and exec producer, Goddard was supposed to write and direct the first episode of “Daredevil,” which is set to premiere on the streaming site next year. Filming will begin this summer in New York

Goddard will now serve as a consultant on the original drama, but focus most of his attention on writing and directing Sony’s upcoming “Spider-Man” villain-focused spinoff “Sinister Six.”

DeKnight was the showrunner of Starz’s “Spartacus.” He worked with Goddard on Joss Whedon’s cult TV series “Buffy” and its spinoff “Angel.” He also has experience in the superhero show genre as co-exec producer and writer on The CW’s Superman drama “Smallville.”

Aside from the 13-episode “Daredevil” series, the deal between Netflix and Marvel also includes three other original comic book adaptations: “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.”

Latino Review was first to report.

More TV

  • Red Arrow Entertainment Regroups Scandinavian Production

    Red Arrow Entertainment Regroups Scandinavian Production Into Snowman Productions Denmark

    Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.” Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight. In addition to serving as series showrunner […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    TV Academy Votes to Begin Disciplinary Proceedings Against Harvey Weinstein

    Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.” Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight. In addition to serving as series showrunner […]

  • Tracy Morgan TCA

    Tracy Morgan's 'The Last O.G.' Loses Showrunner, Delayed Until 2018

    Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.” Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight. In addition to serving as series showrunner […]

  • Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under

    Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under Scrutiny (EXCLUSIVE)

    Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.” Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight. In addition to serving as series showrunner […]

  • Chelsea Handler Netflix trailer

    'Chelsea' Proves Netflix Can't Always Beat TV at Its Own Game (Opinion)

    Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.” Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight. In addition to serving as series showrunner […]

  • The Loudhouse Nickelodeon

    'Loud House' Showrunner Chris Savino Fired From Nickelodeon for Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.” Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight. In addition to serving as series showrunner […]

  • Jon Stewart Stand Up for Heroes

    TV News Roundup: HBO to Air Jon Stewart's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    Less than 24 hours after news broke that director Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” over creative differences, Drew Goddard has stepped down as showrunner of Marvel’s new Netflix series “Daredevil.” Goddard has handed the job over to fellow “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” writer Steven S. DeKnight. In addition to serving as series showrunner […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content