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Marvel Announces Showrunners for ‘The Defenders’

The Marvel-Netflix team-up series, The Defenders, has found itself a set of showrunners.

Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, the showrunners for season two of Marvel’s Daredevil, will be handling the reins of The Defenders. The mini-series event will unite the Man Without Fear with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist against their biggest threat yet.

Joining Petrie and Ramirez will be Drew Goddard, who will serve as an Executive Producer. Goddard isn’t new to the Marvel-Netflix universe as he previously wrote the first two episodes of Daredevil season one before leaving the project.

“Doug and Marco captivated our members around the world with their continuation of the story of Matt Murdock in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and we can’t wait to see how they and Drew will introduce the full Defenders team to our global audience,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to bring our four street level heroes together in an epic tale woven by Doug and Marco whose work on ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ speaks for itself,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “They write and produce not only great action and adventure, but also the heart and touch of humor that’s makes us Marvel. With the inclusion of Drew Goddard, we’ve got a team that’s as formidable as the Defenders themselves.”

“This is the big one. Four amazing casts, four amazing series, now all in one amazing story,” said showrunners and Executive Producers Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to deliver the show that both we and the fans have been waiting for.”

“Marvel’s The Defenders” will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones, all reprising their roles as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, respectively.

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