Good news Marvel fans. Daredevil is returning to Netflix for a second season. We can’t exactly call this a surprise. The show is critically acclaimed and well-received by audiences. If you can give cinematography awards for one scene, the single-take hallway fight scene is now a classic.
No way I’m spoiling it if you haven’t binged the show, just watch it and you will know. I know you’re thinking about hitting YouTube for it, but don’t. Not until you see the episode first.
What’s the catch with the renewal? Showrunner Steven DeKnight (Spartacus) is stepping down. Normally, that would be worrisome after just one season. Taking his place are writers Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy).
Both credits should allay any fears of the quality dropping. Ramirez worked closely with DeKnight and Daredevil’s creator, Drew Goddard, on the first season.
DeKnight clearly supports the move and explains his departure is due to other commitments. I know Spartacus is over, but can you make it again?
He talked to Entertainment Weekly about the move.
“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.”
So, season two is set for Netflix’s content slate in early 2016. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it premiere a bit later as the catalog Netflix is creating is getting crowded. Especially with Marvel titles.
Upcoming Marvel-partnership releases from the Netflix include Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Then, Marvel is planning on tying all of its Netflix heroes into an Avengers-style team – The Defenders.
Good lord Disney (parent company of Marvel). There’s making money, and then there’s making money.
If you haven’t seen Daredevil and are on the fence, let me try to convince you to fire up Netflix. One, it’s more grown-up. The darker feel to it brings realism to the small screen. No one is giving a TV show the budget of an Avengers, yet this feels incredibly well-done.
The realism extends to the story. The fighting isn’t over-the-top. Yes, it’s still a comic book character and there are ‘powers’ involved, but it’s not this assault on your senses we are all preparing for with the release of Age of Ultron.
I already said it above, but I love the cinematic style. It makes sense, as DeKnight created Spartacus. The show had stunning visuals for the small screen.
Can the new showrunners hit the bar set in season one? It’s damn high, but I’m going to side with Marvel and Netflix putting out a solid product.
Especially for the Marvel Universe.