Marvel’s “Daredevil” is returning for a second season next year, as announced by the streaming site, Netflix. The show, which stars Charlie Cox, has become an unexpected hit for the streaming site. Critics and comic fans alike cannot get enough of its 13-episode first season offering.
When the Netflix adaptation was announced, there were some apprehensions as to how the the series would end up, given that the movie adaptation back in 2003 wasn’t well-received. But when “Daredevil” launched on the streaming site last April 10, 2015, it didn’t disappoint viewers who binged-watched the show. The second season renewal is actually well-deserved.
In its return for Season 2, however, some changes will take place behind the scenes. Steven DeKnight, the showrunner, will have to step down as he has prior commitments that will affect his time with the production. Stepping in for DeKnight will be Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez as co-showrunners. Both have also worked as writers for the show in the first season.
“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,” said DeKnight as published on Wired.
Meanwhile, expect possible appearances by these characters in the second season. These are assumptions based only on what took place in Season 1 (SPOILER ALERT!)
- ELEKTRA: There was a brief mention of her character, the ex-girlfriend, in one of the flashback scenes between Foggy and Matt.
- THE HAND/KIRIGI: Daredevil was able to defeat Nobu, the leader of the Japanese faction in the first season. The Hand will definitely be seeking vengeance via Kirigi, the immortal.
- MELVIN POTTER: At the end of Season 1, Daredevil finally unveiled his famous red superhero costume thanks to Melvin Potter, who will most likely improve on this in the next season.
- STEEL SERPENT: In one scene in the first season, the logo for this villain was briefly shown, laying the ground work for Steel Serpent’s appearance.
“Daredevil” is only the first of other Marvel superhero series to be aired on Netflix. The streaming site still has “Jessic Jones,” “Luke Cage,” Iron Fist” and “The Defenders” in the works.