Published On: Thu, Nov 14th, 2013

‘Lost,’ ‘Alias’ writer Drew Goddard set to adapt ‘Daredevil’ for new TV series

Marvel teaming with Netflix to adapt new shows may have excited fans, but new news that writer Drew Goddard has been hired to scribe the Daredevil scripts should even stoke their enthusiasm.

daredevil-marvel comics artAccording to The Wrap, the Cabin in the Woods director is in negotiations to write the show following the blind superhero, portrayed by Ben Affleck in a 2003 film.

Goddard also wrote the hit film World War Z and was a writer-producer on both Lost and Alias.

Disney and Netflix are teaming up for original live-action series based on Marvel characters Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist. The deal also includes a miniseries about a team of superheroes called the Defenders.

The new series will kick off next year, with Marvel Television producing in association with ABC Television Studios.

“You’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his wall while growing up,” Goddard told Collider earlier this year. “Even when I was 18, I still had the blood red door with the, ‘I have shown him that a man without hope is a man without fear.’ That was what I loved and so it’s the sort of thing that if we can find the right project, I would love to do it.”

Goddard is currently developing the sci-fi movie The Martian for 20th Century Fox.



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  1. ‘Daredevil’ and Netflix shows part of MCU with ‘Avengers’ and ‘Agents of SHIELD’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Fans know little about the projects other than Drew Goddard’s link to the Daredevil show. Back in November Goddard was elated about the opportunity and talked about his love of the charactr – check that out HERE […]

  2. ‘Daredevil’ TV series will include Stan Lee cameo, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Inhumans’ films coming - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Lost and Alias writer Drew Goddard is writing the Daredevil series. […]

  3. Rena Moretti says:

    Yet another adaptation that will be destroyed from the start by two of J.J. Abrams’ bunch of plot hole happy hacks.

    Yeah, US TV is firing on all cylinders… right to the bottom.

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