Marvel's Daredevil Netflix series is shaping up to be a must-see event for all comic book fans, as more talent gets added to the anticipated adventure drama. Drew Goddard was original confirmed to be showrunner on the series, writing and directing at least the pilot episode. He stepped down last month to focus his energy on The Sinister Six, with Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) stepping into take his place. Since that happened, we haven't gotten official confirmation on a director until today.
It looks like Farren Blackburn, known for helming some of the best episodes of Luther and Doctor Who, is stepping in to direct at least one episode, and possibly more. It is not known if he is taking over on the pilot episode, but it seems likely. Here is the official announcement tweet from the man himself.
Enjoying The Interceptor edit but so excited to reveal I will be directing an episode of Daredevil next for Marvel in New York!!— Farren Blackburn (@FarrenBlackburn) June 20, 2014
Just yesterday, Marvel & Netflix announced that acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson has joined Marvel's Daredevil for all thirteen episodes airing on Netflix in 2015. Her character was not revealed, but she is portraying someone crucial in Matt Murdock's life. She will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city. Some speculate that she may eventually be revealed as Elektra.
Marvel's Daredevil follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell's Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel's first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in addition to writing the first two episodes of Marvel's Daredevil), along with Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Smallville, Heroes).
Marvel's Daredevil is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.