Less than two weeks after Marvel’s Daredevil premiered, Netflix has renewed the series for a second season.
Season 2 of the superhero drama starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock will return in 2016.
According to Marvel.com, 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.”
Daredevil follows the journey of Matt Murdock (Cox), 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 series also stars Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis Hall and Ayelet Zurer.
Daredevil won’t be the only superhero drama to debut on Netflix. Up next is Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones which will premiere sometime later this year, with Marvel’s Luke Cage following in 2016. Future series include Marvel’s Iron Fist and Marvel’s Defenders, a mini-series event that reimagines a team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.
Marvel’s Daredevil is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.