Following the cancellation of Daredevil at Netflix, Erik Oleson, the show's Season 3 showrunner, has landed a deal with Amazon.
Oleson follows in the footsteps of Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, who signed a similar developmental deal last December. "I want to tell the kind of stories that I love: stories that have great characters, thrilling concepts and epic backdrops, but are about something meaningful," Olseon said to Variety. "Stories which allow an audience to think and feel rewarded for watching. Amazon is a perfect home for these stories, and I’m psyched to work alongside the entire Amazon Studios team."
Despite the third season being well-received and ending on a cliffhanger that sees the official rise of the iconic villain Bullseye, Netflix axed the series as part of its severance with Marvel entirely. Oleson had voiced his hopes of a fourth season, but like Coker, he has joined Amazon's increasingly large streaming service.
Oleson previously worked with the studio The Man in the High Castle and has also worked with the CW on properties like Arrow and Jack & Bobby. It remains to be seen if these canceled Netflix shows will return once Disney+ comes on stream, or if Marvel TV can convince Oleson and Co. to work with another service on these properties.
Now available on Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie, Wilson Bethel as Benjamin Poindexter, Jay Ali as Rahul “Ray” Nadeem and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.