The Defenders: The Many Challenges Facing the Showrunners

The Defenders: The Many Challenges Facing the Showrunners

The biggest challenge for the showrunners of Marvel’s The Defenders is going to be bringing together four separately established heroes into one cohesive story. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are currently writing scripts for the eight-episode first season of The Defenders, slated to premiere in 2017, and are having fun figuring out how Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist work together as a team. “The idea that we get to mix these ingredients is kind of, as a comic book fan and also just as a fan of storytelling, one of the coolest elements of this job — or of any job I’ve ever had,” Ramirez told IGN at a Marvel press event. “Being able to think about what it means when some of these people are in rooms together for the first time, and how we want to play, and how we want to make it both what fans are expected but also not how they’re expected it to happen — because some of these characters have obviously met each other in the comics — we just want to make sure that’s it as iconic and awesome as it can be.” Continue reading…
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