Daredevil Season 2 confirmed but loses its showrunner

Netflix confirms a second season of Daredevil, but Steven S DeKnight steps down as showrunner

Daredevil will return for a second season of crime-fighting
Daredevil will return for a second season of crime-fighting

In news that’s only surprising in that it’s taken this long, Marvel has confirmed a second season of Daredevil on Netflix.

In an official statement on their site, Marvel revealed that Daredevil Season 2 will be available in 2016, but that showrunner Steven S DeKnight won’t be returning.

Instead, Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirerz will take the reins, having both worked on the first season. Like DeKnight and executive producer Drew Goddard (who was previously set to showrun the first season), Petrie is a Whedonverse veteran, having written for Buffy and Angel, as well as Pushing Daisies and American Horror Story. Ramirez has written for Sons Of Anarchy, Orange Is The New Black and Da Vinci’s Demons.

The two of them are also responsible for some of the first season’s best episodes. Petrie wrote ‘Stick’, ‘The Ones We Leave Behind’ and ‘The Path Of The Righteous’, while Ramirez wrote ‘Rabbit In A Snowstorm’ and ‘Condemned.’

DeKnight stated “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. 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.”

Goddard and Jeph Loeb will stay on as executive producers.

Next up is AKA Jessica Jones later this year, while Luke Cage is also set for 2016. Somewhere down the line is Iron Fist and the Defenders series.

Marvel’s Daredevil is streaming on Netflix now. Read more from the cast and creators in the new issue of SciFiNow, on sale now.