Marvel’s The Defenders Lands Daredevil Showrunners


Marco Ramirez and Douglas Petrie, current showrunners of Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil, will be heading up a new project: the streaming site’s four-way crossover series The Defenders. Daredevil‘s series creator Drew Goddard will also executive produce the upcoming miniseries.

Ramirez and Petrie helmed the second season of Daredevil, taking over from previous showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. Ramirez has previously worked on titles such as Fear the Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, while Petrie has been involved with shows like American Horror Story and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

According to Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of Original Content,

Doug and Marco captivated our members around the world with their continuation of the story of Matt Murdock in Marvel’s Daredevil, and we can’t wait to see how they and Drew will introduce the full Defenders team to our global audience.

Ramirez and Petrie also expressed their passion for the project.

This is the big one. Four amazing casts, four amazing series, now all in one amazing story. We are thrilled at the opportunity to deliver the show that both we and the fans have been waiting for.

The four series to which the newly-minted showrunners are referring are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. Series leads Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), and Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist) will star in the miniseries.

While Luke Cage has a fall premiere date of September 30, 2016, Iron Fist does not break ground until late this year. It is expected filming for The Defenders will begin soon after.