Last month, Netflix announced a deal with Disney to bring at least four different shows from the Marvel Universe to Netflix starting in 2015. The first show will be about Daredevil, and it now has a showrunner.
Marvel announced on its site:
Marvel.com brought you the first news of the historic team-up between Marvel Television and Netflix, and now we’re proud to officially announce that award-winning writer/director Drew Goddard (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Lost,” “Cloverfield,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “World War Z”) will join Marvel’s “Daredevil”! Goddard will write and direct the “Daredevil” first episode, setting the tone and look for the show, while also serving as series Showrunner and Executive Producer for the 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.
Goddard’s only directing credit to date is the film The Cabin in the Woods. His writing credits, however, include five episodes of Buffy, five episodes of Angel, five episodes of Alias, nine episodes of Lost, The Cabin in the Woods and World War Z. He also served as producer on various episodes of Alias and Lost.
Following the Daredevil series, Netflix will also get shows about Marvel characters Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. These will all combine as one big “epic,” and culminate in a miniseries event, The Defenders. The whole thing will stretch over multiple years.
The shows are being produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios.