It's been less than two weeks since Daredevil's entire first season hit Netflix and consumed a large portion of nerddom in a binge-watching maelstrom of crime-fighting. Daredevil showed us a different side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a darker, more streetwise side that looks like a promising place to grow even more stories, and with Netflix at nearly everyone's fingertips the enthusiastic response was more or less instant. We already knew that Netflix and Marvel would be giving us four more street-level superhero series in the coming years, and now the Marvel/Netflix partnership has added another element: a second season of Daredevil.
The streaming giant announced late Tuesday that Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) will be back in 2016 for an all-new season of adventures (this time, we assume, entirely in a red costume), and this time he'll be doing it with a new showrunning team. While Steven DeKnight (Spartacus) stepped in to guide season one, season two will be shepherded by Doug Petrie (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy), both of whom served as writers and producers on Daredevil season one. We don't know yet where DeKnight's headed next (perhaps another Marvel project?), but given how big a hand these two had in crafting the launch of Daredevil, it looks like the show's in good hands.
It's not clear yet where the second season will fit into Marvel's overall Netflix plans. We already know we're expected to see A.K.A. Jessica Jones launch on Netflix later this year, followed sometime later by Luke Cage and Iron Fist before the Defenders team-up series. We also don't know whether Daredevil season two will begin to intermingle with the other announced shows in any larger way, but for the moment it doesn't matter. What matters is we're getting more Daredevil, and we don't have to wait that long.