Among all of my favorite fictional universes, there are three of them that stand out above the others, and as of now a single person will have influenced all three.
The Writers Guild Foundation announced an upcoming panel for their Staffwriter to Showrunner 2015 event, and in doing so, revealed some names for writers of the upcoming Netflix Daredevil streaming series.
After we’ve binge-watched DAREDEVIL a week before, we will sit down with the DAREDEVIL writers’ room for a panel discussion on The Man Without Fear, the development of the first season, and how the writers’ room was assembled!
- Steven S. DeKnight – DAREDEVIL, SPARTACUS
- Christos Gage – DAREDEVIL, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
- Ruth Gage – DAREDEVIL, LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
- Luke Kalteux – DAREDEVIL
- Douglas Petrie – DAREDEVIL, AMERICAN HORROR STORY
One name in particular stands out to me, and that name is Christos Gage.
Fans of G.I. Joe should remember Gage well for comprising the other half of the writing team (with Mike Costa) who developed the original Cobra series for IDW Publications. Costa eventually took over full control of the title as Gage moved on to other things, but there’s no doubt that Gage’s influence resonated throughout the rest of that spectacular series.
Knowing his work fairly well, I’m extremely excited to see Mr. Gage involved in writing the Daredevil series, and I’m sure that means fantastic things for it. He’s neck deep in the comic world, so he knows his stuff and knows the character really well. The series promises to be dark and serious in tone, and Cobra proved without a doubt that Gage is comfortable playing in that sandbox.
So not only did he write G.I. Joe, and is writing Daredevil, but he also writes Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and is a diehard New England Patriots Fan. I’m pretty sure he’s my soul mate.
Thanks to Christos Gage’s Twitter account for the info.