NETFLIX's DEFENDERS Recruits KEY DAREDEVIL Creators

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Daredevil showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez have been hired as showrunners for the upcoming Defenders series on Netflix, with Drew Goddard returning to Marvel Studios as one of the show's executive producers.

“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.”

Netflix's Defenders series will star the titular characters from Daredevil, Jessica Jones and the two upcoming Luke Cage and Iron Fist series.

“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 Netflix VP of Original Content, Cindy Holland.

“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,” added Marvel's head of 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."

Daredevil actor Charlie Cox has said that Defenders will begin filming at the end of 2016, but neither Marvel or Netflix have announced the show's premiere date.

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