Netflix Orders Second Season Of Daredevil For 2016

After a well received first season, Marvel's Daredevil series has officially been given the greenlight for another run of episodes on Netflix, which means we have about 13 hours of exciting superhero television to look forward to in 2016. And, now that Matt Murdock has ascended from being a rookie vigilante to the costumed hero we know and love, we can expect his stories to take on new life next season. That means that Marvel will need to bring in more characters, some of which will hopefully deepen the connection the Man Without Fear has with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While nothing has been officially announced just yet, here are 7 characters who could bring with them some seminal Daredevil stories from the comics and plenty more geek-tastic moments.

Daredevil

After the critical success that was Marvel’s Daredevil, it comes as no surprise that Netflix has renewed the Man Without Fear’s television series for another season. What is surprising, however, is the fact that it will arrive sooner than expected, as it is now slated to hit the streaming service sometime next year.

Marvel officially announced the news today along with word that Steven S. DeKnight will not be returning as showrunner due to a prior commitment. Instead, he’ll be replaced by Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Doug Petrie and Sons of Anarchy‘s Marco Ramirez, who served as producers on the first season, while Drew Goddard and Jeph Loeb will remain as executive producers.

The rest of Marvel’s Netflix slate appears to remain intact, as A.K.A. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are still scheduled to premiere later this year and in 2016, respectively. Daredevil will simply get another stint of crime-fighting before Iron Fist and The Defenders arrive, which is fantastic news for fans of the series, which left plenty of threads for the writers to explore in future seasons. It also means that similar things could happen for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, should their respective shows garner the same goodwill and viewership that Daredevil has.

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