The Defenders are on their way, and Marvel has announced that it's going to be the showrunners behind Daredevil's second season who will be handling the series.
Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez took over Daredevil after the departure of Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight and will now be transitioning into The Defenders, which will bring together the four Marvel/Netflix heroes — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — into one Avengers-like super show.
In the announcement, Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content, said:
"Doug and Marco captivated our members around the world with their continuation of the story of Matt Murdock in 'Marvel’s Daredevil,' and we can’t wait to see how they and Drew [Goddard, Executive Producer] will introduce the full Defenders team to our global audience."
Executive producer/head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb added:
"We're incredibly excited to be able to bring our four street level heroes together in an epic tale woven by Doug and Marco whose work on 'Marvel’s Daredevil' speaks for itself. They write and produce not only great action and adventure, but also the heart and touch of humor that's makes us Marvel. With the inclusion of Drew Goddard, we've got a team that's as formidable as the Defenders themselves."
The Defenders will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones. The Netflix Original series is expected to go into production after Iron Fist, which begins filming later this year.