Word just broke this evening that Netflix has renewed their new original series Daredevil for a second season. That show just bowed on the streaming service on April 10th and it trended heavily on Twitter over its first weekend while also getting nearly unanimous positive reviews (it currently holds a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes). The renewal comes as no surprise considering how well the show was received and the fact that Netflix has renewed all of its original shows for at least a second season up to this point. However, I wasn’t sure how a Daredevil renewal would work into the over-arching plans where that character will tie into the upcoming shows AKA Jessica, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the team-up show The Defenders. But the current plans are for the second season of Daredevil to stream at some point in 2016 (possibly before The Defenders bows) and it will be bringing on new showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez to replace Season 1 helmer Steven DeKnight. AKA Jessica Jones is scheduled for later this year followed by Luke Cage at the beginning of 2016 and the other two following sometime thereafter.
The same Hollywood Reporter article that broke the Daredevil news also claims that things are looking good for renewals of Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter. The AoS renewal had been looking more likely with the spin-off talks heating up, but I was thinking that Agent Carter would get left behind in all of that. THR may have some inside info that I’m not aware of, or they may just be making an assumption based on gossip or rumors (remember what happened with Constantine last week). There is also a fourth Marvel series potentially in the works at ABC (remember that Disney owns that network and Marvel), though little in the way of solid information has come out on that. Be sure to stay tuned over the coming weeks because there are plenty more announcements on the way as we approach the upfronts where the broadcast networks present their schedule for the 2015-16 season to the advertisers.