Netflix has certainly been very busy acquiring everything from shows, movies and even comics. Now Variety is reporting that former Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has signed a deal with Netflix which will have him develop and produce series and other projects for the streaming service.
Besides serving as the executive producer and showrunner on the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil, he also did the same for Starz’s Spartacus. Besides those he has also worked on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. As for films, he was recently the writer and director for Pacific Rim Uprising. He also been looking into making a God of War Film for Sony.
Speaking about DeKnight, Cindy Holland vice President of original content at Netflix said that:
“Steven S. DeKnight is a multifaceted writer, director, producer and showrunner whose daring visions have gripped audiences for years. From ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ which become a global cult sensation, to his historical gladiator epic Spartacus, and his unforgettable work on season one of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ Steven’s bold, visceral storytelling has left its mark. We look forward to teaming with him on future original series and other projects for our members around the world.”
DeKnight also talked about how good it has been to work with Netflix:
“Collaborating with Netflix on the first season of Daredevil was one of the most satisfying creative endeavors of my career. The level of trust they place in their creatives is matched only by their unflagging support and enthusiasm for storytelling. I couldn’t ask for a better home for myself or DeKnight Productions.”
It will be interesting to see what type of content he will be creating for Netflix given his track record. What kind of show would you like to see DeKnight working on for the streaming service? Let us know in the comment section below!
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