Daredevil season one writers/producers Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez graduated to showrunners for season two of the series, and they’ve apparently acquitted themselves well enough in that capacity to be entrusted with another Marvel property and Netflix series. Variety reports that Petrie and Ramirez will helm The Defenders miniseries, which is kind of like Netflix’s Infinity War, in that it will bring the heroes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist together for a limited crossover event.
Petrie and Ramirez have a firm grasp of the expanse of the project, telling Variety, “This is the big one. Four amazing casts, four amazing series, now all in one amazing story. We are thrilled at the opportunity to deliver the show that both we and the fans have been waiting for.” Netflix’s VP of original content Cindy Holland shared the streaming company’s confidence in the pair, whose work on Daredevil’s second season “captivated our members around the world with their continuation of the story of Matt Murdock.”
And in a move that suggests some of the action will involve “sciencing the shit” out of a situation, Netflix has also announced that The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard will executive produce The Defenders. Jeph Loeb, executive producer and head of Marvel Television, also offered his words of support for the producing trio, whose abilities he likened to those of the Defenders, which presumably means everyone on set will be in costume.
“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.”