Netflix greenlights season two of Daredevil

Netflix has ordered a second season of its comic book adaptation Marvel’s Daredevil.

Marvel's Daredevil

Marvel’s Daredevil

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as Daredevil in modern-day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

Marvel’s Daredevil also stars Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Scott Glenn, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis Hall, and Ayelet Zurer.

Season two will debut in 2016 under the control of new showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who replace Steven DeKnight and Drew Goddard.

Ramirez, Petrie, Goddard, and Jeph Loeb are the executive producers for the show, which is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios.

Marvel’s Daredevil is the first of four comic book adaptations as part of a four series deal with Marvel, which also includes miniseries The Defenders.

Netflix draws more Bloodline

Netflix has moved quickly to order a second season of its original drama Bloodline.

The series’ first 13-episode season launched to subscribers on March 20, and just 11 days later commissioned a new run due to air in 2016.

The announcement came on Twitter:

Set in the Florida Keys, Bloodline focuses on a close-knit family of four adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home.

It stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, Sam Shepard, and Sissy Spacek.

The executive producers are Todd A Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler. It is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with KZK Productions.



Marvel’s Luke Cage finds showrunner

Netflix and Marvel Television have named the showrunner who will lead the comic book adaptation Marvel’s Luke Cage.

Cheo Hodari Coker will executive produce the first season, and is writing the first two episodes.

His credits include Ray Donovan, and Southland.

Cheo Hodari Coker

Cheo Hodari Coker

In the comics, Luke Cage is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, but gains superpowers in the form of unbreakable skin and superhuman strength.

Mike Colter will play Luke Cage in the series, which is part of a four-series agreement between Netflix and Marvel.

Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones will launch this year, with Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron First debuting next year, before all characters unite for miniseries The Defenders.

Marvel’s Luke Cage, produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios, is due to launch on Netflix in 2016.

Netflix stacks fourth season of House of Cards

House of Cards will return to Netflix for a fourth season.

The VoD giant announced the new season order with a post on the show’s official Twitter feed:

Meanwhile, creator and executive producer Beau Willimon confirmed the news, adding that the writing staff are already back to work:

House of Cards is described as uncompromising exploration of power, ambition and the American way. The series follows Francis Underwood, the House Majority Whip and the politician’s politician – masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire stop at nothing to ensure their ascendancy.

It stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

Season three, which launched on Netflix in February, was executive produced by Willimon, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Spacey, Dana Brunetti, John David Coles, and Eric Roth.

It is produced by Trigger Street Productions in association with Media Rights Capital.

Season four is likely to be available to subscribers in early 2016.