Before Daredevil: Born Again was formally revealed at SDCC last year, the Marvel fan community’s section of the internet was ablaze with rumours regarding its possible trajectory. The working title and production company of the programme have already been covered exclusively by us. The screenwriters behind the Man Without Fear’s most recent excursion onto television have recently received some updates. We appear to have discovered a few more authors to complement the handful that were while conducting research for Daredevil: Born Again’s writers. View our analysis below to learn more.
18 is the magic number.
Dangerous: Born a second 18-episode order was secured. This is unusual in the world of serialised streaming that encourages binge-watching, but it’s all the more amazing because WandaVision, the longest Marvel TV series on Disney+, has nine episodes. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. may be included, but you would have to disregard the fact that it was broadcast on ABC rather than being streamed. In that situation, Marvel does have some experience with the traditional network TV paradigm of a 22-episode season. But time has passed. Fans were thrilled when the Daredevil episode total was revealed. The way television shows are normally developed and produced has changed as a result of the streaming paradigm. Previously, when television programmes had more episodes, it was typical for a room to be open and in use while the show was being filmed. Some television series have been completely scripted and the rooms have been closed even before a frame has been filmed in the streaming age due to smaller rooms and fewer episodes.
A diverse group of authors from Daredevil: Born Again
We made the decision to seek for and at some of the authors that make up the room that would come up with those stories as we waited for additional details about this series that will be filmed this year. The writer’s room is a hallowed place for TV writers. An excellent mixture of writers with experience, skill, personalities, viewpoints, unique expertise, and more must be present in the room, according to the showrunner. We can tell that the writers for Daredevil: Born Again are a terrific blend.
David Feige, an attorney, is one of the authors of Daredevil: Born Again, according to our investigation. Feige writes for attorneys and for TV legal shows and has a tonne of expertise practising law. Feige founded The Bronx Freedom Fund, a nonprofit bail organisation, while working as a public attorney in New York City. In addition, he published Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice, a book about his life and career. In the world of television, Feige is arguably best known for co-creating the hugely popular TNT series Raising the Bar. He most recently worked on For Life as an executive producer and writer. The ABC television show For Life was cancelled in 2021 despite having an intriguing idea. A prisoner who becomes a lawyer and fights to have his life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit, as stated in the show’s IMDB logline, was the focus of For Life. The tale of Isaac Wright, Jr. was partially based on reality in the programme. Feige contributed writing to the TV programmes The Firm and Drop Dead Diva.
Another author we’ve verified for the Daredevil: Born Again room is Thomas Wong. Wong has experience on a variety of topics, including race and ethnicity, cuisine and wine, sexuality and gender, and the legal system and judicial processes, according to his WGA biography. Wong has written for Minority Report and Good Trouble, but the CBS television programme Bull, starring Michael Weatherly, is where he has the most expertise. Bull, a legal drama about a jury consultant, spent many years as a mainstay on the CBS schedule. Wong worked as a New York lawyer and even sold upscale real estate in Manhattan prior to writing for television. Wong’s career as a TV writer has led to the receipt of many renowned writing grants.
Veteran superhero author Jill Blankenship is a part of the Daredevil: Born Again crew. She was the showrunner and co-creator of Naomi, a television series about a young superhero enthusiast who learns she possesses special abilities. Additionally, Blankenship contributed to Arrow and The Last Ship. She graduated from the WGA showrunner apprenticeship programme. She co-wrote the episode of the programme that served as a covert pilot for the spinoff Green Arrow and the Canaries alongside Marc Guggenheim, Beth Schwartz, and Oscar Balderrama, so fans of the show may know the name. Sadly, the pandemic claimed the life of the programme, which was set in 2040 and featured Oliver Queen and Felicity Smoak’s daughter Mia Smoak.
Zach Reiter has experience in both New York and law. He has also worked on important television series including CSI: New York and Law & Order: Organized Crime. And as of late, the WGA claims that he is also employed by Daredevil. Reiter was a prosecutor in Queens, according to a Deadline story describing his work prior to CSI: NY and his overall contract with CBS Studios. He participated in homicide investigations as an ADA. Reiter has a close familial ties to the sector. One of the series that David Feige also wrote for, The Firm, was run by his brother, Lukas Reiter.
Like Jill Blankenship, Grainne Godfree is a writer who fans of the DC and Arrowverse should be familiar with. She contributed to 20 episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in addition to Arrow and The Flash. Even Godfree co-hosted the CW programme. According to Deadline, Godfree will pen and oversee the production of Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ The Inheritance Games in 2020. Godfree also pledged his support for the WGA’s call for animation writers to get the same respect as live-action writers.
Former development manager turned scriptwriter Devon Kliger. The screenwriter’s work was on The Black List, an industry hot list, in 2017. The coverage website publishes a list of the most anticipated unproduced scripts each year. Key of Genius is a play that Kliger co-wrote with Daniel Persitz. Key of Genius is described as being “the actual tale of Derek Paravicini, a blind and profoundly autistic youngster who required an exceptional tutor to help realise his world-class musical aptitude,” according to the logline. It’s interesting to note that in 2016, Kliger and his writing partner Persitz also developed a movie on the Furby for Hasbro. TWC-Dimension was meant to produce the live-action/computer-generated hybrid movie, but it never seems to get off the ground.
Aisha Porter-Christie, a writer and filmmaker, was recently mentioned by Deadline as being a member of the group as a consultant producer. In addition to Gen V, a spinoff of The Boys, Porter-Christie has written for Orphan Black, Shadowhunters, Briarpatch, and Orphan Black. Based on the young adult novel Running Out of Time, Clifton, a television series by Porter-Christie is now in development. She was raised in a rural area of Jamaica, and her short films have won several honours and prizes. Interestingly, she is also collaborating with Daredevil showrunners Ord and Corman on The Girls on the Bus.
The Daredevil: Born Again showrunners
The programme is being directed by Matt Corman and Chris Ord. They are best known for the smash show Covert Affairs on the USA Network. Expectedly, the two have kept silent regarding the show’s path. They have put more than 100 television programmes on the air, demonstrating their showrunning expertise. They also broadcast The Brave, Containment, and The Enemy Within. In their literature, they have emphasised characters that are powerful women. The Girls on the Bus is a project that the team is working on outside of Daredevil about female presidential campaign journalists and stars Melissa Benoist.