Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ Series Finds New Showrunner, Adds ‘Moon Knight’ And ‘Loki’ Directors

Marvel has a lot on their plate to fix right now, but problems on the TV side are taking priority. A few weeks ago we learned they were pretty much overhauling everything, tossing out their entire formula and taking Daredevil: Born Again back to square one. This after only half of the planned 18-episode series was filmed, and Marvel thought it was rubbish enough to fire the writers and directors.

But now THR reports that Daredevil: Born Again has a new creative team. Part of that are Loki and Moon Knight directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. They’ve really found a home at Marvel, becoming trusted filmmakers for the studio. They come with plenty of big screen experience, as well, having directed films such as Something in the Dirt, The Endless, and Synchronic. And we know that Marvel likes for their shows to have that cinematic feel.

One of the problems Marvel had was they didn’t believe in naming showrunners for their TV projects. Well, that’s over now as Dario Scardapane, a writer on The Punisher and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, is taking on the title.

Meanwhile, fired writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman are sticking around as exec-producers but a new team will be penning the scripts.

All of this in an effort to make television the way most have always done it, rather than trying to make TV the same way they make movies. It was a good idea on paper. The movies are a success, so why can’t that process be replicated? But serialized content is a totally different beast than making a movie, and Marvel frequently ran into creative issues with the filmmakers, leading to a lot of turnover and ultimately mediocre reviews. If all of this leads to a better product it will all have been worth it.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.