Published On: Tue, May 27th, 2014

‘Daredevil’ changes showrunners with ‘Buffy’ and ‘Lost’ alum Steven DeKnight taking over

After Edgar Wright’s shocking departure from Ant-Man last week, another Marvel property will also have new leadership, this time the Netflix series Daredevil.

THR reported the news that Drew Goddard, who was originally signed to direct the show’s pilot episode and act as season-long showrunner, has left the project.

In a brief statement posted on its official website, Marvel announced that Goddard has left the show to focus solely on Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man spin-off, Sinister Six.

Marvel also announced a replacement showrunner in the form of Goddard’s former Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Lost alum Steven S. DeKnight, who will now oversee all 13 episodes of the show’s first season.

Goddard, who wrote the first two episodes of the series, will remain attached as an executive producer only.

McKnight is from the Joss Whedon camp of great writers on shows like Buffy, Angel and Firefly, with a confident grip on the humor and dark themes that permeated those titles. He feels like a perfect fit for Marvel’s ‘Man Without Fear’.

Daredevil will air exclusively on Netflix in 2015, and is just one of the streaming service’s upcoming Marvel shows alongside Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and The Defenders.

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    […] Marvel has made another announcement, casting the lead in their Netflix Daredevil TV series, just days after changing showrunners. […]

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