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‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Calls Out ‘Disney Scam’ Of Renaming Show, Which ‘Resets Contract Terms Back To First Season’

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If fans are wondering why Marvel’s resurrected “Daredevil” series has been given a different name, “Daredevil: Born Again”, the series’ original showrunner is here to explain the renaming is “an old Disney scam” meant to squash contractual deals with the series’ crew.

To recap: Marvel (owned by Disney) produced three seasons of “Daredevil”, which streamed on Netflix. When Disney launched its own competing streaming service, “Disney+”, all Marvel series were eventually removed from Netflix, and now reside on Disney+.

In July 2022, Marvel president Kevin Feige revealed that part of the MCU’s Phase 5 would be a new “Daredevil” series, “Daredevil: Born Again”, featuring star Charlie Cox reviving the role of blind lawyer/vigilante Matt Murdock.

Steven DeKnight was showrunner of the original series, but not involved in the new one, and he responded to a tweet from a crew member on the show who complained that the new series is “back to season one IATSE contract terms.” READ MORE: ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Series Coming To Disney+ In Spring 2024 When a TV series is successful, crew contracts are renegotiated with better salaries and terms for each ensuing season, and DeKnight called out Disney for what he described as “an old Disney scam” in which “they slightly rename a series to reset contract terms back to first season.” “Needs to be addressed by all the guilds/unions and crushed!” he added.

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