Netflix announced Tuesday night that Marvel's "Daredevil" is getting another season — but with new showrunners. This is the second producer change since the show began, both due to the pull of feature films.
Original showrunner Drew Goddard left to direct Spider-Man spinoff movie "The Sinister Six" (though those plans were later scuttled due to another Spider-Man reboot). Now, Stephen DeKnight (who the Frame spoke with earlier this month) is off to the feature world as well for a project DeKnight said on Twitter he couldn't yet announce.
DeKnight says he loved the project and would be happy to work with both Marvel and Netflix in the future.
Next season's producers will be two of the show's other writers moving up — Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez. Ramirez is a newer writer, but previously worked on shows including "Sons of Anarchy" and Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black." Petrie is the third "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" writing alumnus to serve as showrunner, following both Goddard and DeKnight. Petrie has also worked on shows including "Tru Calling," "CSI," "Pushing Daisies" and "American Horror Story."
Netflix says Petrie and Ramirez worked closely with both DeKnight and Goddard. They're executive producers on the show, along with Goddard and Jeph Loeb, who leads Marvel's TV division — essentially the TV version of Kevin Feige over on the film side, who's been credited with building the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
DeKnight is known for the epic fight scenes in his shows, such as "Spartacus." The brutal action has been one of the most talked-about parts of "Daredevil." Fans will have to wait to see if the new showrunners can continue that same vibe in the show's next season, when Daredevil puts on a costume more similar to the comic book as he continues to battle crime in Hell's Kitchen. Plus, there are still several more Marvel Netflix shows, including the "Defenders" show set to bring these characters together, on the way to more "Daredevil."