It’s never been quite clear if the lineup of Marvel comics based shows coming to Netflix were all going to be only one season long each—more like a miniseries—or if they could potentially become full-fledged multi-season shows if the response was as positive as was expected.
Now there is no question. Just eleven days after its first season debuted on the streaming service, it’s being reported that Netflix has indeed officially ordered a second season of their new hit show Daredevil…but it comes with a bit of a catch.
Fans of the show can expect to see a second season of Daredevil at some point in 2016, but it won’t come from first season showrunner Steven DeKnight (Spartacus, Smallville), who is set to be replaced by Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez. DeKnight himself stepped in to replace previous showrunner Drew Goddard, who departed the show to work on Marvel features, such as a Spider-Man project possibly.
Petrie, who both wrote and co-executive produced the first season of Daredevil, has previously written and produced shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Pushing Daisies, and American Horror Story. Ramirez, who was a writer and supervising producer on the first season, previously wrote and produced for the Starz series Da Vinci’s Demons. He was also a writer and story editor on Sons of Anarchy and Orange is the New Black.
Of the news, DeKnight said:
“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.”
Next up for Marvel shows now that Daredevil has landed safely is A.K.A. Jessica Jones, which will arrive later this year, followed by Luke Cage at some point in 2016. After that comes the Iron Fist series, and eventually the four shows’ heroes will come together for the miniseries event Defenders.
In addition to this lineup of shows on Netflix, Marvel also has a growing number of shows on the Disney-owned ABC as well, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter.