Over the course of the past months, it was revealed that Disney got rid of the showrunners and directors for the upcoming return series for Daredevil and that they wanted it to be more like the previous Netflix series.
Now the series has got a new creative team. Dario Scardapane has been given the role of the showrunner for the series. His credits include Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and my favorite Netflix series The Punisher.
As well as Dario, Justin Benson, and Aaron Moorhead, the co-directing team has been hired to direct the remaining episodes of the first season on Disney+. I’m excited about this because they are coming off from directing episodes of season 2 of Loki.
Daredevil: Born Again was in mid-production in New York when the writers and actors strike forced the production to halt. The rumor has it that when Marvel executives reviewed the footage, they had a change of creative heart and decided to get rid of the creative team for a new one.
The rumor was that the show was too “lawyer” based and that Charlie Cox wouldn’t suit up as Daredevil until episode 4 of the season because of something going badly with Foggy and Karen. The show was being spearheaded by Chris Ord and Matt Corman who were acting as head writers but have since departed.
Daredevil is one of Marvel’s longest-running creations and previously headlined a successful three seasons on Netflix in the mid-2010s featuring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer turned superhero. The series, as well as its spinoff Punisher, was known for its action and gritty violence. Marvel decided it wanted to harken back to the tone of that first series.
Marvel will keep some scenes and episodes that have already been shot, though other serialized elements will be injected. Scardapane will write the new episodes and new scenes, incorporating what was already shot.
While it is unclear how many episodes it will be, Benson and Moorhead will direct the new episodes which will bring the first season to a close.