Marvel has now confirmed that Drew Goddard (Lost, The Cabin in the Woods) will not only serve as the Executive Producer and Showrunner, but also write and direct the pilot episode of the new Netflix Daredevil series.They’ve committed to 13 episodes that should air on Netflix some time in 2015. Could all thirteen be put up all at once like Arrested Development, or will they premiere weekly? Since the whole thing is tied up to a huge crossover miniseries The Defenders, most likely we’ll get it in weekly installments to help build an audience.
The other series Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage will join Daredevil on Netflix each with thirteen episode seasons. No word out yet on who will be in charge of those series, but you can expect Goddard to work closely with whoever takes on those individual series.
There’s a lot of good stories and characters both heroes and villains out there for these series to tap into, not to mention all the supporting cast of characters like Foggy Nelson, Stick, Misty Knight, Colleen Wing, and others.
What do you think about this bit of news? Goddard certainly has the background to take on Daredevil and I’ve always thought that Daredevil would be perfect for the small screen. Just think about it. One of television’s staple show themes is lawyers and the law. Throw in some night-time superhero action and you’ve got some great TV.