Netflix Renews ‘Daredevil’ For Second Season, Steven S. DeKnight Out As Showrunner

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Daredevil (1)Less than two weeks after releasing the first season, Netflix has renewed Marvel’s Daredevil for a 13 second season which is set to air globally on the streaming service in 2016.

Marvel’s Daredevil follows Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses and fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television and stars Charlie Cox, Scott Glenn, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio and Rosario Dawson.

Along with the renewal, Netflix announced that there would be some changes behind the camera with Spartacus executive producer Steven S. DeKnight, who took over from Drew Goddard as showrunner early on in the first season, exiting. He is being replaced as showrunner by Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who will executive produce alongside Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb.

Daredevil was the first series to emanate from a package deal between Netflix and Marvel, which will eventually see a further three comic book series (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) and a mini-series tying all four together air globally on the streaming service. Production is proceeding on Marvel’s A.K.A Jessica Jones for a 2015 premiere, while pre-production of Luke Cage, under new showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, also now underway.

With the renewal, every single one of Netflix’s original scripted series have made it to at least a second season. It follows on from the recent renewals for both House Of Cards & Orange Is The New Black and comes just ahead of the launch of new series Grace & Frankie, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson; and Sense8, a new sci-fi series from J. Michael Straczynski and The Wachowskis.