Daredevil Pulls New Showrunner And Director From Other Marvel Shows

By Robert Scucci | Published


Deadline reports that the upcoming Daredevil: Born Again series has made a couple of personnel changes that will take the show in a new direction. Dario Scardapane (The Punisher) has earned the title of showrunner for highly-anticipated series, and both Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Loki) will helm the project. In addition, Matt Corman and Chris Ord, who were the original head writers for the show, have been let go from their writing responsibilities while remaining active on the project in an executive producer capacity.

Scardapane is no stranger to working on Marvel projects. In the past he has worked as a writer and executive producer on The Punisher, and the hope is that he will bring the same kind of energy to Daredevil: Born Again.

Dario Scardapane has been named the showrunner of Daredevil: Born Again, replacing Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

Benson and Moorhead have worked together on properties like The Endless, Spring, and Synchronic. They’ve also directed two episodes of Marvel’s Moon Knight, as well as two season 2 episodes of Loki.

Originally set to be a procedural show that highlights the litigation process, Daredevil: Born Again will shift gears and give the show a more serialized focus. This shift in narrative could prove to be quite difficult, as a number of episodes have already been shot before Scardapane, Benson, and Moorhead were brought on board.

Daredevil: Born Again won’t air for over a year, and as of this writing the series is slated for a 2025 release.

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Daredevil: Born Again‘s new showrunner, Dario Scardapane, was a writer and producer on Netflix’s The Punisher

But it seems like Marvel is prepared to rework some of the content, and it has been reported that Scardapane will write a number of new episodes that will utilize the previously shot footage in a way that tells a cohesive story. Benson and Moorhead will direct the remaining season 1 episodes.

Daredevil: Born Again will boast an 18-episode first season…

An unfortunate reality that we have to face, however, is that Daredevil: Born Again won’t air for over a year, and as of this writing the series is slated for a 2025 release. Personnel changes aside, we’re still in the middle of an ongoing strike, meaning that filming and production won’t be able to resume until the striking unions make an agreement and everybody gets back to work.

Daredevil: Born Again will boast an 18-episode first season, which is a lengthy run compared to other MCU series. For context, series like Loki only put out six episodes per season, so it’s safe to say that we’ll be presented with a narrative arc that’s more in line with a traditional network television broadcast.

Though nobody wants to wait for Daredevil: Born Again to premiere, it’s probably for the better when you consider all of the moving parts involved. If such an overhaul is being made to the series, we can only hope that the viewer’s best interest is in mind. But good things come to those who wait, and we’ll be watching Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and Wilson Frisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) navigate through new territory as they try to put their differences aside and help the people of New York before we know it.

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