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.