The first season has proven to be a critical and viewing success since it debuted on the streaming service earlier in the month and took to the official twitter page for Daredevil and on Marvel‘s website to make the announcement of the new season coming out in 2016.
— Daredevil (@Daredevil) April 22, 2015
Other news following the announcement is that Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez will serve as new showrunners for the second season, taking over Steven S. DeKnight who done the showrunning duties in the first season.
Steven S. DeKnight said:
While previous commitments unfortunately prevent me from continuing on with Daredevil into its second season. 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.
Like many, I was under the assumption that another Daredevil series wouldn’t come around until after the other Netflix/Marvel shows aired (A.K.A Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Defenders mini-series) and I do wonder if the acclaim and critics and viewership is what helped swing that change or if it was on the cards all along. Even so, the fact it’s coming out next year surprises me and probably surprised DeKnight too as he unfortunately won’t be back for the second season. Personally I thought the first season was a very interesting portrayal of Daredevil, balancing a fine line with the action sequences with the morality of the character and also it helps with the depth they gave their villain Wilson Fisk who happens to be the best villain that the Marvel Universe have had so far (Sorry Loki) and I’m keenly interested to see what happens in the new season. So Deborah Ann Woll won’t be away from my television screen for too long so ‘that’s not a bad thing, that’s a good thing’ (in best Diamond Dallas Page impression possible).