DAREDEVIL season 2 confirmed with new showrunners

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It takes a lot to surprise me when it comes to movies and series. Guardians of the Galaxy positively drop-kicked my mind out of the solar system, True Detective had me so hooked I was starting to speak like Rust Cohle (time is a flat circle!) and Netflix’s smash hit Daredevil has me practicing martial arts in the dark, much to the dismay of my neighbours and some broken toes.

The hit show that was released just a few weeks ago has received critical acclaim from across the board for its more adult tone, brilliant characters and visceral fight scenes and it’s been given the green light for season two, as if that was ever in doubt. Only this time season one showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, who also brought us Spartacus, won’t be at the helm. Now before you go raging at the internet don’t worry, as Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy) and Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who were both major collaborators to DeKnight in the first season, will take over.

According to CW DeKnight has other commitments which are forcing his hand but he is very confident that the direction Ramirez and Petrie will follow will be awesome:

“While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season, 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.”

Well that allows me to breath a sigh of relief. Remember it was DeKnight who took some chances in the launch of the show so that he could push the envelope and offer us something that isn’t typically Marvel in tone. He even pushed the appearance of the show’s villain Wilson Fisk (played brilliantly by Vincent D’Onofrio) to the last part of episode three so that he could build suspense, something not usually done. And it paid off. Quite frankly I can’t think of another Marvel villain who has captivated me to such an extent. He is utterly brilliant and is one of the reasons I love the show so damn much (as does Kervyn, don’t believe me, have a read of his review of season One, minor spoilers ahead).

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Daredevil season two will land on Netflix in 2016, and it seems oh so far away! How this shakes up the back half of Marvel’s planned five Netflix series is unknown. AKA Jessica Jones is still scheduled for later in the year, before spinning off to Luke Cage early next year. Iron Fist and The Defenders miniseries that brings them all together was supposed to happen after that, but now they may be pushed back slightly. Probably not too far back though, if the rumours are to be believed that The Defenders will be showing up in 2018’s The Avengers: Infinity War.

Last Updated: April 22, 2015

Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

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