Netflix/Marvel's Daredevil Series Taps Spartacus Boss as Showrunner

Netflix Daredevil Stephen S. DeKnight Daredevil has a new boss.

Netflix’s upcoming 13-episode Marvel series has tapped Spartacus creator Steven S. DeKnight to serve as executive producer/showrunner, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Angel, Buffy) was originally tapped as writer/executive producer/director. The Whedonverse vet did pen the first two episodes of the superhero project but had to pull out of directing due to his commitment to Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off film, The Sinister Six.

Goddard will remain an executive producer on Daredevil, which is expected to premiere in 2015 on the streaming service.

Over a multi-year rollout, Daredevil will be followed by a Jessica Jones series as well as TV takes on Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Once all four have made their Netflix debut, they will team up for a miniseries event that reimagines The Defenders, Marvel’s dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.