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'Daredevil' Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight Added as Final Member of 'Transformers' Writers' Room

One more major name in genre entertainment has been added to Paramount's "Transformers" writers' room: Steven S. DeKnight, the showrunner for the first season of Marvel Television's acclaimed "Daredevil" series, has joined as the "final member" of the crew, as reported Monday by Deadline.

DeKnight joins "The Walking Dead" franchise creator Robert Kirkman plus original "Iron Man" screenwriters Art Marcum & Matt Holloway, "X-Men: The Last Stand" writer Zak Penn, "Lost" vet Jeff Pinkner, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari (who worked on "Ant-Man" revisions), Christina Hodson, Lindsey Beer, Ken Nolan and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The room is headed up by Akiva Goldsman, with the goal of developing ideas for "Transformers" sequels and spinoff films.

"Daredevil" debuted earlier this year on Netflix, and it was quickly announced that the show will receive a second season -- albeit not with DeKnight at the helm. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who worked closely with DeKnight on season one, are set to take over on the series. DeKnight also worked on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," and was the creator of Starz's "Spartacus" franchise.

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