What 'Daredevil' Season 2 Means for Marvel's 'Defenders' Plan on Netflix

April 22, 2015 1:26 AM

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When Marvel first announced its plan for a 60 episode “Defenders-saga” that would include one 13-episode season of Daredevil, one 13-episode season of A.K.A. Jessica Jones, one 13-episode season of Luke Cage, one 13-episode season of Iron Fist and one 8-episode season of The Defenders, it seemed pretty clear that, that plan was set in stone. Even more so, given that Marvel’s not at all one to shy away from the idea of patience over profit, it really seemed like the next time any of these characters would get another shot at a solo-outing wouldn’t be until after the first season of The Defenders had wrapped. However, after today, nothing is as it seemed.

Given the critical and audience reception to the first season of Daredevil, it shouldn’t be surprising Marvel and Netflix revealed a second season had been ordered for 2016 under the helm of newly appointed showrunnners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez… but it is surprising considering the “plan.” Ther...

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