Former Daredevil showrunner, Erik Oleson, is moving over to Amazon for at least the next two years.
The story comes to us courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, which reports that the showrunner for Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil Erik Oleson recently penned an over-all deal with Netflix competitor Amazon. Erik Oleson will create, develop and produce exclusive series for the popular retailer’s streaming service. Sources tell THR that the deal is estimated to be in the seven figures.
The deal officially concludes what was a heated bidding war between Amazon and Netflix. Both companies were courting Erik Oleson and his services following the cancellation of Daredevil. Oleson spoke to THR:
“I want to tell the kind of stories that I love: stories that have great characters, thrilling concepts and epic backdrops, but are about something meaningful. Stories which allow an audience to think and feel rewarded for watching.”
The Daredevil showrunner continued:
“Amazon is a perfect home for these stories, and I’m psyched to work alongside the entire Amazon Studios team.”
The deal marks sort of a homecoming for Erik Oleson. The Daredevil showrunner previously worked with the company as a writer and exec producer on season two of Man in the High Castle, for which earned him a USC Scripted Award nomination in 2017.
What do you make of this news? Are you excited to see what Oleson brings to Amazon? Hit us up in the comments below and let us know your thoughts!
Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world, or embracing his destiny as a hero.
Daredevil season 3 stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Joanne Whalley, Jay Ali, Wilson Bethel, Stephen Rider, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.
Daredevil is now available on Netflix.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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