‘Daredevil’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix with New Showrunners
Daredevil is returning for a second season! However, there’s going to be a huge change in store.
Netflix has renewed the series for Season 2, but with new showrunners at the helm. Steven S. DeKnight has stepped down as showrunner and will be replaced by Doug Petrie (American Horror Story) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy). The new season will premiere in 2016, presumably in the spring, since Daredevil debuted its complete 13-episode first season just under two weeks ago, on April 10.
The show focuses on blind attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), who tries to fight injustice through legal means as part of his own law firm with best friend Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and friend Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) — that is, when he’s not out on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen, beating up thugs as the vigilante Daredevil. The first season focuses on his attempts to bring down criminal “Kingpin” Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio). The show co-stars Rosario Dawson, Vondie Curtis Hall and Ayelet Zurer. It’s expected to tie into the other three Marvel series Netflix has in development.
This is awesome news, no matter how you cut it. Daredevil is one of the crown gems of what’s been an amazing 2015 for Netflix, between the success of House of Cards Season 3, and the unexpected delight known as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. With Orange Is the New Black and Wet Hot American Summer coming in the summer, and A.K.A. Jessica Jones coming in December, Netflix is essentially building its reputation as THE place for buzzworthy TV. I can’t wait.