DAREDEVIL Will Return For A Second Season In 2016; But Without Steven DeKnight

DAREDEVIL Will Return For A Second Season In 2016; But Without Steven DeKnight

Probably not a big surprise given how well the acclaimed Netflix series has done since its premiere, but EW reports that Marvel's Daredevil will be back for a second season next year. The thing is, Steven S. DeKnight won't be returning as showrunner! Find out who'll replace him after the jump...

According to EW, Netflix has renewed Marvel's Daredevil for a second season in 2016. However, the site also reports that Steven S. DeKnight is stepping down as showrunner, and will be replaced by writers Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy). This news is bound to disappoint some, but both Petrie and Ramirez worked closely with DeKnight and Drew Goddard on the first season so it's most likely in good hands.

Fans were (generally) delighted with the first 13 episodes of Daredevil, and will be looking forward to seeing if classic comic characters such as Bullseye and Elektra will be showing up next year. Marvel and Netflix also have A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist shows in the pipeline, and they'll all culminate for The Defenders at some point.

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."
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