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Steven S. DeKnight Joins Marvel's Daredevil

DeKnight joins up with Marvel's Netflix series to bring Matt Murdock to life.

Announced over the weekend, on Marvel.com, Steven S. DeKnight, best known for writing and producing the Starz Spartacus series and also writing and producing episodes of Smallville, has joined up with Marvel and Netflix to be the showrunner and executive producer of the Netflix series "Daredevil."

The show premieres in 2015 with a 13 episode run, in which the first two episodes are written by Drew Goddard, who will remain on the show as executive producer as he scripts the spin-off of Sony's Amazing Spider-Man, The Sinister Six.

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Edited by benblanks86

Any news is good news as far as I'm concerned. However I've never seen Spartacus or Smallville so I can't tell if this is good or not but if popularity within the fanboy community is any evidence then this can't be too shabby. I'm still in shock this is actually happening, I remember eagerly anticipating a daredevil video game got canceled probably about a decade ago. Maybe the show will do so well the video game companies will be interested once again and my teenage dreams will come true...a guy can dream.

Posted by Cuboid

One of my old roommates used to watch Spartacus so I caught an episode here and there, and it seemed pretty solid so I like DeKnight's involvement. Goddard, I'm not sure about, looking through his past work, and I find it a little funny that he's now working on comic book movies for both Disney/Marvel and Sony. But I'll give this a chance regardless. Hoping it will be good. And nice to see some more info coming out about it.

Posted by micah

Smallville and Spartacus were phenomenal. So his involvement is good to hear.

Posted by OutlawRenegade

Man, if this means Daredevil will be less cinematic, I am disappointed.

Edited by Farkam

@micah said:

Smallville and Spartacus were phenomenal. So his involvement is good to hear.

I agree.

Posted by cobsohn

Goddard wrote some quality Lost episodes with BKV, so him producing DD is giving me hope for the show. I loved Cabin in the Woods and he directed that. I think that sort of tone is perfect for Sinister Six. Saw Spidey 2 yesterday and was worried that they wouldn't get someone funny enough for Sinister Six.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

Still not hearing much information on the actual series.

Edited by Cgoodness

Edited by Fallschirmjager

...I guess this means we are going to be seeing a lot of sex in Daredevil...

Posted by longbowhunter

I saw that picture and thought maybe the role of Lex Luthor had been recast.

Posted by Shazam78

Never saw Spartacus heard nothing but the best from a friend of mine. Smallville I loved so it's good sign for this series so far.

Edited by FearTheLiving

I really hope this and the other Netflix shows are amazing.

Posted by MrMazz

Really interested to see if DeKnight will be able to execute any sort of vision on it. Goddard has reportedly written the first two episodes but since they haven't been produced yet, the series visual language has yet to really be set beyond concept.

I like this replacement. Spartacus was an amazing show once it found its footing.

Posted by Teerack

Fisk?

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

I saw that picture and thought maybe the role of Lex Luthor had been recast.

haahah He be probably make a better Lex than Eishenberg.

Posted by Spideysense44

Expect a lot of sex and violence..hmm sounds like Hells Kitchen to me

Posted by JonSmith

Why has Lex Luthor joined Daredevil? They're not even from the same company.

Edited by Eisenfauste

Pretty pumped.

Posted by flazam

@teerack said:

Fisk?

he is not acting in it bro he is an excetive producer

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

Dammit, tell us who's cast as DD and show us what the suit looks like already!!!!!!!?!!!

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Dammit, tell us who's cast as DD and show us what the suit looks like already!!!!!!!?!!!

yeah this :P

Posted by Teerack
Posted by kennybaese

Well it's good that they're getting someone good to replace Goddard, I guess. But, between this and Edgar Wright leaving Ant Man because of (alleged) excessive meddling from producers, I'm decidedly cooler on Marvel's movie and TV stuff going forward. I really hope the rumors aren't true, but if they are it is too bad.