Daredevil’s Charlie Cox Explains Why ‘The Defenders’ Didn’t Work And A Possible Season 2

Last year we got a really good look at The Defenders after the first season aired, teaming up Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist together to take out The Hand, a criminal organization of ninjas who basically have their paws in everything. Although it wasn’t as well received as everyone would have hoped, it did set up Daredevil for his third season on Netflix which we are expecting out later this month.




Each warrior from the team has rolled into at least a second season of their own, so people have been wondering when we might get a chance to see them all on screen together handing out beatings to bad guys once again. The answer, however, at least for now, is that there is no real plan in place for the second season of The Defenders.




In an interview with Metro, Charlie Cox, who plays Daredevil in both his own standalone series as well as The Defenders talked a bit about what it was like putting the collaborative show together and the possibilities of season two. The actor said the following:


“I think what we discovered with The Defenders is that it was a lot to try and handle within eight episodes. To have these four people meet in an organic way and then set up a story, and then resolve it, and introduce a new villain all in eight episodes, became a lot. In a weird way, the first part of the season felt too slow because they wanted these people to meet organically and not just chuck them in a room in the first episode. But then, by the time that happened, we only had three episodes left.”




He continued to say:


“It was a real challenge, and Marco Ramirez did an amazing job because he’s having to take characters who were created and written by, not just different writers, but also shows that are tonally completely different. Just trying to bring The Defenders into one tone was a mammoth undertaking. I think he did fantastically in that area.”


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