MARVEL’s Daredevil Update: Steven S. DeKnight Checks-In as the New Showrunner
According to MARVEL, “Spartacus” showrunner/creator Steven S. DeKnight checks-in as the new showrunner for the 13-episodes of the MARVEL-Netflix Series, “Daredevil.” Read on to find more about MARVEL’s “Daredevil” update as Steven S. DeKnight takes the reins of the show.
“Daredevil”, who goes by the name Matt Murdoch in his previous life, had been blinded by a radioactive substance from a moving truck. Despite his blindness, his other senses had been amplified by radiation and now, he possessed superhuman abilities.
“Daredevil”‘s first “Hollywood” break came in a 2003 film starring award-winning actor Ben Affleck as “Daredevil” and his real-life wife, Jennifer Garner, as “Elektra.” The MARVEL Comics continues to make the Marvel Cinematic Universe stronger for the years to come with the addition of several comic book characters to star in their own television series. The said TV jump for the successful entertainment franchise has been proven successful with the high-rated performance of “MARVEL’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in 2013.
MARVEL’s “Daredevil” is the latest addition to the bold, yet successful transition from movies to TV alongside “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and the upcoming “MARVEL’s “Agent Carter” from the ABC network. For the succeeding years, the franchise has sought to collaborate with the streaming service, Netflix.
According to Deadline, it was reported that “Daredevil” is the first part of the live-action series that includes “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage” in November 2013. It was also said that it will lead to a live-action miniseries based on the “Defenders.”
MARVEL announced that the “Daredevil” TV series has been in the works and Drew Goddard has been part of it since 2013. Hitfix also confirmed via MARVEL TV Studios head Jeph Loeb that “Daredevil” will begin production in New York City in July 2014. Unfortunately, Goddard handed his duties to DeKnight in order to work on another MARVEL project as director and writer.
Goddard is set to start on the development of a villain-centered spin-off movie with “The Sinister Six” of the “Spiderman” universe. He will remain as executive producer/consultant for the upcoming series. He also wrote the first two episodes of MARVEL’s “Daredevil.”
On the other hand, DeKnight was known for his role as the showrunner and creator of the 2010 war series “Spartacus” from Starz network. Also, the acclaimed writer, director and producer previously worked with Goddard on several TV projects such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel.”
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