Netflix announces additions to The Defenders‘ production crew. The streaming company revealed that Marvel’s Dardevil alumni Douglas Petrie, Marco Ramirez and Drew Goddard on it’s latest Marvel-based original series.
Having served in important roles on Daredevil, the three men will operate in similar capacities on The Defenders. Petrie and Ramirez will act as showrunners, while Goddard will serve as executive producer. The involvement of the three strengthens the connection between the two productions, something that is very important as the planned show will have the Man Without Fear team up with the leads of Netflix’s other properties Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.
The addition of the three Daredevil veterans to the show’s production team was praised by Marvel staff, who said their work on that program makes them well qualified to produce The Defenders:
“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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