It was probably a foregone conclusion after the first season was met with such a positive respose, but now it is official that Marvel’s Daredevil has been re-upped for a second season. What is worrying fans is that the news is also accompanied with the fact that showrunner Steven S. DeKnight will not return with the series.
The Spartacus producer wrote the series alongside Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Doug Petrie and Sons of Anarchy writer Marco Ramirez; both of whom will be sharing the load with executive producer Drew Goddard for the second season. It was unclear why DeKnight decided to leave the series, but later mentioned on twitter that he had a prior commitment to a film that did not permit him to participate in production for the upcoming season. He did not leave fans without a statement, which is on Marvel’s website along with the news. You can read it below.
“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.”
While Deknight may be out for the second season of Daredevil, there still may be a spot for him in the family of Netflix series as both Iron Fist and the culminating series The Defenders are both without showrunners. As for Daredevil itself, a second season was in question but it seems as though that has been officially answered. It’s a good thing too because the series is great and you can definitely expect a review for it here in the coming days.
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