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Netflix Renews ‘Daredevil’ For Season 2, But Showrunner Steven DeKnight Departs

Netflix Renews 'Daredevil' For Season 2, But Showrunner Steven DeKnight Departs

Netflix announced this evening in a short press release that their first Marvel collaboration, “Daredevil” has been renewed for a second season just roughly three weeks since the show first premiered on the on-demand streaming service. However, man down: Steven DeKnight, the showrunner for season one, is departing. In his place will be Doug Petrie (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “American Horror Story”) and Marco Ramirez (“Sons of Anarchy”), who worked closely with DeKnight and executive producer Drew Goddard during the first season.

Season two of Marvel’s “Daredevil” will premiere in 2016, so along with “Luke Cage,” there will at least be two Marvel shows on Netflix. “Iron Fist” is probably waiting in the wings and should be announced soon.

READ MORE: Netflix & Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’: The Pros, The Cons, The Verdict

“Daredevil” focuses on Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, he fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the a super hero in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Marvel’s “Daredevil” co-stars Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis-Hall,and Ayelet Zurer.

I’m personally not a fan of the show so far, and it feels like Marvel’s weakest effort to date; gloomy for the sake of it, extremely repetitive thematically, and those flashbacks say the exact same thing about Matt Murdock’s life each time. But others on our team feel differently. Your thoughts?

READ MORE: Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Is An Awesome Achievement And Marvel’s Most Graphic & Grounded Effort To Date

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