Noted writer-producer Drew Goddard has signed on to write Netflix's upcoming Daredevil series, according to a new report from The Wrap. Neither Marvel nor Goddard's reps would confirm the report, but if true, it would give new reason for fans to be excited about the series, which is set to premiere in 2014. Goddard has also worked closely with Marvel TV honcho Joss Whedon on both Angel and Buffy, adding credence to the reports
Goddard's biggest two credits are as writer on Cloverfield and writer-director on Cabin in the Woods, but he's had an extensive TV career, including stints on Buffy, Lost and Alias. As a result, Goddard adds important credibility to Netflix's Daredevil project, as the company continues to seek talent for its other Marvel-based series on Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and The Defenders. It also doesn't hurt that, as The Wrap points out, Goddard is a diehard Daredevil fan. As he told Collider earlier this year, "you’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his wall while growing up."
Update: Netflix and Marvel's plans are continuing to come into focus. Deadline is now reporting that Melissa Rosenberg — who wrote for the Twilight film adaptations as well as on shows like Dexter — is attached to write and executive produce the series for the character Jessica Jones. Rosenberg had been lined up as the show's creator in a previous incarnation three years ago, and is apparently going to be fulfilling the same role in its retooled version for Netflix. The series is reportedly scheduled to be released after the Daredevil series.