Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight says he’s up for the challenge of Season 2.
Netflix has yet to renew Daredevil for Season 2 following its April 10 release – but the indications are positive, despite high levels of piracy.
Speaking to IGN, DeKnight confirmed that he’s had “some very interesting discussions” with Netflix about taking the gritty superhero series forward into a second season:
We had some conversations as we were going through Season 1. You always want to take a look at ‘Ok, what are we doing now that we could possibly build into future seasons,’ so [we’ve] definitely had some conversations and some very interesting thoughts of where [Daredevil] could go [in future seasons]. Again, I can say nothing [at this stage], but there were definitely some long conversations.”
Asked when fans might get to see the potential second season, given that it’s the first in a multi-series arc leading towards The Defenders event series, DeKnight admitted that arranging the logistical and narrative pieces would a be a challenge, but one that he’s very much up for:
“I can say nothing about [the specifics], but the response [to Daredevil] has [the powers that be] thinking about the possibilities, and as with any big deal there’s always stuff in your deal about more seasons.
Obviously, with [the interconnected series model], it becomes exponentially more complicated. If we go to Daredevil Season 2 while Jessica Jones Season 2 is being planned, if that goes well, while they’re doing Luke Cage Season 1 and planning Iron Fist Season 2, and it’s all got to culminate in The Defenders. It’s like a mathematical problem – but I would love to see more.
I would love to see more of the fantastic cast, I know they would be game for another [season].
As for how many seasons Daredevil could run, DeKnight told NYTimes that other prominent characters from the comics, such as Elektra or Bullseye, could appear “sometime in the far-flung future,” though he’s “not saying it’s Season 2, or 3 or 4 or even 5.”
It’s not just Daredevil that could go multiple seasons, Netflix chief Ted Sarandos confirms that Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist could also carve their own paths, though decisions on their futures will be determined after their respective first seasons in the months and years to come:
“We’re definitely going to roll out each of the characters one at a time, with their own series. Then you can determine which of those series will go to multiple seasons, and then the coming-together season would be after all the characters are rolled out. It’s complicated but doable.”