Daredevil: Kingpin Back for Season 3, New Showrunner Named

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Executive producer and Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb explained to Deadline, "Vincent is an exceptional actor who returns with the incredible gravitas he brings to Fisk".

Netflix's Daredevil has a lot of things going for it, but one of its best traits is the performance of Vincent D'Onofrio in his role of Wilson Fisk (AKA Kingpin). He replaces Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez as showrunner.

Forget "out with the old and in with the new" - Daredevil season 3 asks why we can't have both.

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He made a brief encore in three episodes of Season 2, and even with the introduction of characters like the Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Electra (Elodie Yung), his presence was sorely missed for the rest of that season's episodes.

Oleson is the third party to oversee the Netflix series after Steven S. DeKnight left after season 1 and Petrie and Ramirez departed after season 2. Season 3 is expected to draw inspiration from the famous "Born Again" Daredevil comic book storyline, in particular. Despite high hopes from some fans, D'Onofrio's Fisk was not a part of The Defenders as Sigourney Weaver played the main antagonist on that project. But without Fisk, or indeed any entity, puppeteering the operation, there was a general lack of villainous direction in the show.

We're very excited how Marvel's Daredevil develops through the creative lens and guidance of our new showrunner, Erik Oleson. He orchestrates the release of the incarcerated Punisher, making it clear to Matt Murdock that Fisk is, in fact, running the prison he's being "held" in. But Netflix hasn't indicated when to expect the next seasons of any of the individual series, including the second seasons of "Jessica Jones" and "Luke Cage" (which are in the works). No word yet on other production details for Daredevil Season 3, but Marvel's Netflix properties show no signs of petering out.