After their well-received second season of Daredevil (74% on Rotten Tomatoes), showrunners Marco Ramirez and Douglas Petrie have been hired to produce The Defenders, reports Screenrant. The Defenders will be an indirect sequel to Daredevil‘s second season. Daredevil season two executive producer Jeph Loeb has been quoted as saying:
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.
Ramirez and Petrie will be bringing Daredevil star Charlie Cox with them. Ramirez and Petrie are also quoted as saying:
This is the big one. Four amazing casts, four amazing series, now all in one amazing story.
Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content said:
[We] can’t wait to see how they and Drew will introduce the full Defenders team to our global audience.
Daredevil's two seasons are now available on Netflix. The Defenders will be coming to Netflix.