Doug Petrie

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Douglas Petrie
Occupation(s)Screenwriter, producer, director

Douglas Petrie is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. Best known as a writer, director, and co-executive producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He co-wrote the screenplays for the Fantastic Four film and Harriet the Spy. He has also written for the television shows Angel, The 4400, Tru Calling and American Horror Story: Coven. He served as a co-executive producer and writer for two seasons on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as a consulting producer and writer on the second season of Pushing Daisies.[1] He made a cameo on Joss Whedon's web-based film, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, as "Professor Normal". He served as co-executive producer on the first season of the Netflix show Daredevil, and took over as showrunner for its second season alongside Marco Ramirez.[2] In April 2016 Petrie and Ramirez were announced as showrunners of The Defenders, a miniseries that crosses over Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.[3]

Early years[edit]

Petrie earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from William & Mary in 1985.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel credits[edit]

Petrie joined the Buffy writing staff in season three as a story editor. He was promoted to executive story editor in season four, co-producer in season five, supervising producer in season six, and finally co-executive producer midway through season seven.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]



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  1. ^ "The @Nerdist Writers Series for May » Meltdown, Inc". Retrieved 2012-07-23.
  2. ^ "Netflix Orders a Second Season of Marvel's Daredevil". April 21, 2015. Archived from the original on April 23, 2015. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  3. ^ Strom, Marc (April 15, 2015). "Netflix Original Series 'Marvel's The Defenders' Finds Its Showrunners". Archived from the original on June 10, 2017. Retrieved April 15, 2015.

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