Daredevil Season 2: Bullseye & Elektra are “on the radar”

Showrunner Steven DeKnight on bringing the Frank Miller run into Daredevil Season 2

Elektra, by Bill Sienkiewicz
Elektra, by Bill Sienkiewicz
Elektra, by Bill Sienkiewicz

It hasn’t even become available to watch yet, but the creators of Marvel’s Netflix series Daredevil already have one eye on what’s to come should a second season be approved.

“Looking forward, there are so many stories to tell,” says showrunner Steven DeKnight, speaking exclusively to SciFiNow. “The Hand, Elektra, Bullseye… with a 13-episode arc you don’t have to rush it; you can explore. That’s not to say we are going to do Bullseye and Elektra, but it’s on the radar.”

Although Bullseye was actually created in 1976 by Marv Wolfman and John Romita, Sr, both characters proved definitive to Frank Miller’s iconic run, the tragic romance between Daredevil and Elektra – and the psychopath who comes between them – is one of the cornerstones of the comic’s lore.

Sadly, the duo are somewhat tarnished by Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell in Mark Steven Johnson’s divisive (well, among the SciFiNow team, anyway) 2003 Daredevil movie, and the Hand showed up in Rob Bowman’s less divisive (it’s rubbish) 2005 Elektra spinoff, also starring Garner.

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