Daredevil Has Its New Showrunner, Directors, and Tone

Daredevil is about to get gritty again.
Daredevil is about to get gritty again.
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Daredevil is about to get gritty again.

Daredevil: Born Again has been, uh, born again. Again.

Weeks after Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and his team decided to completely rethink the already partially shot Disney+ Daredevil series, with its creative team leaving in the process, a whole new team and tone are now in place. Dario Scardapane, who worked on the Netflix Punisher series and FX’s The Bridge, has been brought in as lead writer and showrunner while Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, who helmed episodes of Moon Knight and Loki season two, have come on board to direct the remaining episodes. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

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On paper this sounds incredibly scary, but step back a bit. Marvel was making something it realized wasn’t great. It stopped doing that and is now going in a new direction, one that lines up with another version of this show and character audiences already like. That sure does sound like good news to us.

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