If you haven’t watch Marvel’s Daredevil, then you are doing yourself an injustice. With its dark and gritty take, which is far removed from the tones of any of the Avengers’ stand-alone features, Daredevil is simply one of the best surprises of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For those of you that have rifled through all 13 episodes on Netflix, you must be emulating Dave Chappelle’s crack addict character squawking “you got anymore of them Daredevil episodes?”. Well, we’ve got some good news. Netflix has just announced that they’ve picked up the series for a second season that will premiere in 2016.
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 a showrunners for season two. Goddard, Petrie and Ramirez will serve as Executive Producers for season two alongside Jeph Loeb.
“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,” says DeKnight. “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.”
Starring Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsely aka The Owl), Vondie Curtis Hall (Ben Urich), Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley, Wilson Fisk’s right hand man), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Fisk), and Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk), “Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
No word yet on what story will take shape, or what new character will appear in season 2. With some of what they have teased in season one, though, it would seem we’ll see the possible introduction of Elektra and further exploration of Japanese assassin group The Hand. We’ll also perhaps see super hero costume maker and certifiable nut case, Melvin Potter, don his bad-guy gear and tear things up as The Gladiator. Maybe even see the card throwing killer Bullseye come in an complicate Matt Murdocks (aka Daredevil’s) life. Who knows? But, there is certainly a wealth of quality stories from the comics to pull from.
The next Marvel series to hit the streaming service will be “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones”. That is targeted to arrive this fall with “Marvel’s Luke Cage” following in 2016. After that, we’re set to get “Marvel’s Iron Fist” and then “Marvel’s The Defenders,” described as “a mini-series event that reimagines a team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.”