Marvel Entertainment has officially announced the showrunners for the upcoming miniseries for The Defenders for Marvel’s line of Netflix shows. Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who served as showrunners for the second season of Daredevil, are going to serve as the showrunners for the upcoming Netflix original series. In addition, Daredevil TV series creator Drew Goddard is set to join the creative team as an excutive producer.
The Defenders show will unite Daredevil with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. The heroes will be brought together to face their biggest threat yet.
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 and Marvel’s Head of TV 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.”
Petrie and Ramirez also said in a joint statement, “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.”
With Luke Cage set to launch later this year, and Iron Fist beginning production, it’s nice to finally see some movement on The Defenders. It will be interesting to see what direction Petrie and Ramirez take with the central conflict for the show.
The show is slated to 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 set to executive produce the show. The Defenders is being produced by Marvel TV in Association with ABC Studios for Netflix.