Marvel just confirmed the showrunners helming their forthcoming Netflix series, The Defenders! So, who will be captaining the good ship Defenders, uniting the initially disparate and emotionally isolated Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Daredevil? Why, that would be Daredevil Season 2 showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. Yep, the Daredevil showrunners take on Marvel’s Defenders, and we here at The Source are hoping for the longest, single-shot action scene in the history of extended, single-shot action scenes!
And here’s a significant sprinkling of additional good news: Drew Goddard will back to executive produce!
Marvel’s press release grants us the following, not-very-informative logline, stating the aforementioned creators will “unite the Man Without Fear with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist for the mini-series event bringing our heroes together to face their biggest threat yet.”
Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content, commented on the reasoning behind handing the reins to Daredevil Season 2 alumni. “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/Head of Marvel Television, 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 makes us Marvel. With the inclusion of Drew Goddard, we’ve got a team that’s as formidable as the Defenders themselves.”
Showrunners and Executive Producers Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez responded with, “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.”
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