Marvel Studios’ Daredevil tv sequence has a brand new artistic crew.
Dario Scardapane, whose current credit embrace Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan in addition to Netflix’s Marvel present The Punisher, has been tapped to behave as the brand new showrunner for the sequence, which is within the midst of a artistic overhaul.
Moreover, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the co-directing crew behind indie style thrillers who’re coming off of directing episodes of Loki season two, have been employed to helm the remaining episodes that may represent the primary season on Disney+
Daredevil: Born Once more was in mid-production in New York when the writers and actors strike pressured it to pause. When Marvel execs reviewed the footage, they’d a change of artistic coronary heart and determined to enter a brand new course. The present was being spearheaded by Chris Ord and Matt Corman who have been performing as head writers, however have since departed.
Daredevil is one in every of Marvel’s longest-running creations and beforehand headlined a profitable three seasons on Netflix within the mid-2010s that includes Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer turned superhero. The sequence, in addition to its spinoff Punisher, was identified for his motion and gritty violence. Marvel determined it wished to harken again to the tone of that first sequence.
Marvel will maintain some scenes and episodes which have already been shot, although different serialized components will likely be injected. Scardapane will write the brand new episodes and new scenes, incorporating what was already shot.
Benson and Moorhead will direct the brand new episodes to carry this primary season to an in depth. It’s unclear what number of episodes it should embody. Corman and Ord will develop into government producers.
The hiring of a showrunner is a part of Marvel’s bigger overhaul of the way it makes its tv sequence. The corporate beforehand made its reveals very like it made its films. However as THR beforehand reported, Marvel has reconfigured its mannequin, embracing conventional TV ideas akin to showrunners and pilots and sequence bibles.
Benson and Moorhead had a breakthrough with cult and competition circuit hits The Limitless, Spring, and Synchronic. They generally do all of the heavy lifting on their films, from writing to performing to directing and producing to taking pictures, enhancing and visible results. The duo directed two episodes of Marvel’s Moon Knight, which starred Oscar Isaac, and two episodes of season two of Loki, which is presently unfolding on Disney+.
Scardapane, a journalist turned screenwriter who received his breakthrough when he co-wrote the Mario van Peebles Western Posse, has appreciable TV expertise within the thriller style. He created and executed produced the NBC medical drama Trauma and served as consulting producer on the Peabody-award-winning F/X crime drama The Bridge which starred Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger.
Returning to NBC, Scardapane served as showrunner on the Katherine Heigl-Alfre Woodard political drama State of Affairs earlier than shifting into streaming tv, serving as author and government producer Punisher. Most lately he was a author and consulting producer on Amazon’s Jack Ryan sequence starring John Krasinski.
Benson and Moorhead are repped by CAA and Ziffren Brittenham. Scardapane is repped by WME, Leisure 360.