The showrunners for the long-awaited miniseries for The Defenders have finally been revealed. Marvel Entertainment has officially announced that the showrunners for Daredevil Season 2, Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez will serve as the showrunners and executive producers for the upcoming The Defenders. The show will feature Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist coming together to fight against a gigantic threat. In addition, Daredevil TV series creator Drew Goddard is set to join the creative team as an executive producer.
Speaking on the announcement, Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland stated; “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.”
Executive producer Jeph Loeb added: “We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring our four street level heroes together in an epic tale woven by Doug and Marco whose work on ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ speaks for itself. They write and produce not only great action and adventure, but also the heart and touch of humor that’s makes us Marvel. With the inclusion of Drew Goddard, we’ve got a team that’s as formidable as the Defenders themselves.”
The Defenders will feature Charlie Cox returning as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage and Finn Jones as Danny Rand aka Iron Fist. Petrie, Ramirez, Goddard and Loeb are executive producing the show. Marvel TV is producing the show in association with ABC Studios for the Netflix Original Series.
The release date for The Defenders will be revealed later on. All the episodes the for the show will be streamed on Netflix at launch.