Posted Fri Apr 15, 2016 at 05:20 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The superhero team-up series now has its showrunners in place.
Following their work on season two of 'Daredevil,' Netflix has named Douglas Petrie ('Buffy the Vampire Slayer') and Marco Ramirez ('Orange is the New Black') as the showrunners for their upcoming original series, 'The Defenders.'
"Doug and Marco captivated our members around the world with their continuation of the story of Matt Murdock in 'Marvel’s Daredevil,' and we can't wait to see how they and Drew will introduce the full Defenders team to our global audience," said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
'Marvel's The Defenders' will feature a crossover team-up between Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist as they face their biggest threat yet. The series will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones, all reprising their roles from their individual shows. Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez, Drew Goddard ('The Martian,' 'Lost,' 'Alias'), and Jeph Loeb will all serve as Executive Producers for the mini-series. The show is being produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
"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" said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, "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."
"This is the big one. Four amazing casts, four amazing series, now all in one amazing story," said Showrunners and Executive Producers Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. "We are thrilled at the opportunity to deliver the show that both we and the fans have been waiting for."
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