Director Drew Goddard Confirmed for Daredevil TV Series
The filmmaker will write and direct the pilot episode, and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. The series is one of four superhero-themed programs that Marvel and Netflix have teamed up to produce, including Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. Netflix has issued 13-episode orders for each show, debuting in 2015, which will lead up to The Defenders mini-series.
No story details were given for the Daredevil series. The Marvel comic book was previously adapted into the 2003 action-adventure Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, a blind Hell's Kitchen lawyer who transforms himself into a masked vigilante, using his heightened senses to clean up the streets.
Drew Goddard's big screen writing credits include Cloverfield, World War Z and The Cabin in the Woods, the later of which he also directed. He also served as a writer and producer on Lost, Alias and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.