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Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil show gets a new showrunner

May 24th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

There’s a change at the top of Marvel’s upcoming Netflix Daredevil series.

Drew Goddard will hand over the showrunner title to Steven S. DeKnight. Goddard will remain with Daredevil and serve as an executive producer, but will will segue into writing and directing  Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff the Sinister Six.

The official press release is as follows:

Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil” as Executive Producer & Showrunner on the all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Drew Goddard, who also wrote the first two episodes, will continue to serve as Executive Producer on “Marvel”s Daredevil” as he writes and preps Sony’s “The Amazing Spider-Man” spin-off film, “The Sinister Six.”  

DeKnight served as showrunner on three seasons of Starz’s Spartacus, and wrapped the series in 2013. His credits include working with Goddard on Joss Whedon’s Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer well as Whedon’s Dollhouse and The CW’s Smallville.

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