Netflix Nabs ‘Daredevil’ Showrunners for ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’

The Marvel Universe made a big announcement today that shows their confidence in the partnership that they have with Netflix: they have found their showrunners for Marvel’s The Defenders in a very familiar place.

Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez have been tapped to produce the brand new mini-series for Netflix as announced by Marvel. The duo have found success in showrunning the second season of Daredevil on Netflix, and it seems to be a natural fit to move them into the role with the new series. And luckily they will be working with a lot of Marvel Universe’s already lucrative names. Jeph Loeb, the Head of Marvel Television, and Drew Goddard will join Petrie and Ramirez in the role of Executive Producers.

Marvel’s The Defenders will be a mini-series event featuring characters from all the Marvel TV series at Netflix: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. The show will star the main actors from each of those series including Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones respectively. Although plot details have not been announced, it is safe to say that the four characters who defend New York City will team up to fight a common enemy. The mini-series is slated to begin filming in late 2016 and will be released on Netflix sometime in 2017.

Luke Cage and Iron Fist have yet to make their Netflix debuts, but Marvel TV has definitely found success in Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Audiences have found these “anti-heroes” to be exactly what they need in contrast to the cape-clad stereotypes found in film. The gritty and realistic tones along with amazing fight choreography, stunts, and cinematography really set apart these series, and by bringing along the same showrunners, we can expect those qualities to continue.

Will you be adding Marvel’s The Defenders to your Netflix queue? Let us know!

Author: Erin Linn

Erin reviews Orphan Black, iZombie, Penny Dreadful, The Expanse, and many many movies. She has a keen eye for on-screen chemistry, and loves to tackle the subject of casting. She is also our horror aficionado. She live tweets shows, and loves to share her feelings. Erin has a BA in History, and likes to analyze the lore behind historical fiction and horror. She attends San Diego Comic Con and C2E2 every year.



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