Daredevil has only been live on Netflix for a matter of days, but that hasn’t stopped the online streaming-service from greenlighting a second season.
The Marvel Comics and Netflix Original series, which stars Charlie Cox as the titular hero, will be returning for another run in 2016.
While plot details remain under wraps there are likely to be some changes in the show’s second season, as showrunner Steven DeKnight is departing the project and being replaced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Doug Petrie and Sons of Anarchy’s Marco Ramirez.
“Previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season,” DeKnight says in a statement released by Marvel, adding: “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.”
Daredevil is Netflix’s first foray into the world of superheroes, but it isn’t the only Marvel project they have in the works. The streaming service has AKA Jessica Jones (starring David Tennant and Krysten Ritter), Iron Fist, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and team-up series Marvel’s The Defenders in the pipeline, each of which are expected to be released roughly a year apart.
Daredevil’s blind superhero Matt Murdock was first created by Marvel comics in 1964 before being turned into a film starring Ben Affleck in 2003.
Daredevil’s first 13 episodes launched on Netflix on 10th April