Netflix is set to launch the third season of Marvel’s “Dardevil” next month, a new batch of episodes that will hopefully live up to the rave reviews of the first season rather than the decidedly softer ones that greeted the second.
Erik Oleson steps into the showrunner job for the new episodes, and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb says the plan is to continue “Daredevil” for at least a few more years – the desire being at least three more seasons. Speaking with EW, Loeb says:
“We find the best showrunners that we can, whether it’s Steve Lightfoot on Punisher or Erik on Daredevil, and we work together with them to craft the best story that we can… Does Marvel have an idea as to what Daredevil 4, 5, or 6 could be? Sure. But ultimately those things will be shifted and talked about by the two other important parties that are involved: the network — Netflix — and our showrunner. So we take it on a season-by-season basis, with a general idea as to where we want to be for all of our characters.”
Ultimately the decision comes down to Netflix. The new season kicks off in full on Friday, October 19th.