New superhero drama Marvel’s Daredevil has been renewed for a second season by Netflix -but showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) is stepping down.
Writers Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), who both worked closely with DeKnight and creator Drew Goddard, will serve as showrunners for season two.
“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,” DeKnight said in a statement. “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 received some of the best reviews of any superhero TV series, with critics praising the show for bringing grown-up dramatics, a cinematic style, and more realistic violence to the small-screen genre. Its single-take hallway fight scene became an instant classic.
The next edition will debut in 2016 as Netflix gets ready to release several other Marvel dramas: A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. After all four shows debut, Marvel plans to team all its Netflix heroes for an Avengers-style series called The Defenders.