Netflix orders second season of Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’

Superhero series starring Charlie Cox will return in 2016 with new show runners

Netflix has ordered a second season of Marvel’s Daredevil to launch in 2016.

Season One of the superhero series, which features 13 episodes, launched on Netflix on April 10. British actor Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire, Stardust) stars as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, a lawyer by day and crime-fighter by night.

Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight served as show runner on Season One after The Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard dropped out to concentrate on another Marvel project. While announcing the Season Two order yesterday (April 21), Netflix also confirmed that DeKnight will step down as show runner for Season Two, with Doug Petrie (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy) replacing him.

“While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season,” DeKnight said in a press statement, “I could not be happier that Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are carrying the torch. They were invaluable collaborators during our first season, and I for one can’t wait to see what they do with the show moving forward.”

Daredevil is the first of four Marvel TV series set to debut on Netflix in the near future, with Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage also in the works after the streaming service announced an “unparalleled” deal with Marvel in 2013. A Marvel’s Defenders mini-series potentially uniting the lead characters from all four series is also being planned.

Alongside Charlie Cox, Season One of Daredevil stars Rosario Dawson, True Blood actress Deborah Ann Woll and Law & Order: Criminal Intent‘s Vincent D’Onofrio. Casting details for Season Two have yet to be confirmed.