Good news, fans of the first Defender — Matt Murdock will be returning to Netflix for another season of crime fighting in and out of his red suit! But he won’t be bringing showrunner Steven DeKnight with him.
In a statement just released, Marvel confirmed that the show will receive a second run of episodes that will air in 2016, with AKA Jessica Jones making its début later this year and Luke Cage starting in 2016.. The only other news released was the announcement that DeKnight will move on from the show due to other commitments:
“While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season,” DeKnight explains, “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.”
Update: Steven DeKnight has taken to Twitter confirm his departure from the series to work on an upcoming feature film:
As mentioned above, DeKnight will be replaced with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, Producers on the first season of the show, as joint Showrunners.
Given the reaction from the public and critics alike, it’s unsurprising to see there’s more Daredevil planned, but it’s nice to know that it’s definitely happening. Can it be 2016 now?