Former “Daredevil” showrunner and executive producer, Steven S. DeKnight, is headed back home with a new multi-year overall deal at Netflix.
Under the pact, the writer, director and producer DeKnight will create new series and other projects for the streaming service.
DeKnight’s relationship with Netflix began with his work on the first season of Marvel’s “Daredevil” series. His other small screen credits include creating and executive producing the Starz series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” and “Spartacus: War of the Damned,” along with his extensive work inside Joss Whedon’s TV universe, with writing, directing and producing credits on series like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Dollhouse.”
His most recent work was on the big screen, however, as the writer and director on his first feature film, “Pacific Rim Uprising.”
“Steven S. DeKnight is a multifaceted writer, director, producer and showrunner whose daring visions have gripped audiences for years,” said Cindy Holland, vice president, Original Content, Netflix. “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.”
“Collaborating with Netflix on the first season of Daredevil was one of the most satisfying creative endeavors of my career,” DeKnight added. “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.”
DeKnight is repped by CAA and attorney Jeanne Newman.