‘Daredevil’ Series In Development At Disney+
It’s looking like ‘Daredevil‘ is going to return in his own series on Disney+ according to reports today!
Ever since Marvel took back ‘Daredevil’, ‘Jessica Jones’, ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Luke Cage’ from Netflix, fans have been wondering what would become of the characters. Some of the characters have popped up in other parts of the MCU, but now, according to Variety, Charlie Cox is set to return as “Man Without Fear” in his own series once again.
For those of you who have somehow missed what ‘Daredevil’ is about – Blinded as a young boy, Matt Murdock fights injustice by day as a lawyer and by night as the Super Hero Daredevil in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The original series starred Charlie Cox in the title role, with Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
Marvel themselves have yet to officially announce the series, but according to reports, Matt Corman and Chris Ord have been signed up to write and exec produce the drama. Corman and Ord are probably best known as the creators of the USA Network’s Piper Perabo-fronted action-drama ‘Covert Affairs’ which aired for 5 seasons. The duo have also worked as EPs and co-showrunners on NBC’s ‘The Enemy Within’ and ‘The Brave’, along with The CW drama ‘Containment’.
Whilst there have been rumours for a long time about the possibility of Charlie Cox donning the ‘Daredevil’ suit again in his own show, this is the most high profile and reliable indication it may actually happen. Marvel only fuelled those rumours when they (SPOILERS…) integrated both Cox as Matt Murdock into ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, and Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk into the ‘Hawkeye’ series.
As to what a Disney+ ‘Daredevil’ series will look like, it’s hard to say. Will it be a straight continuation from the Netflix version, or will it serve as some sort of “soft reboot” for the character, in the same way it sometimes does when a new writer takes over the comic book? One potential hurdle was the violence in the drama, however, that was removed a few months again, when Disney+ added parental controls to the service, allowing for more mature content to be available in the USA, as it is internationally.
We stress again – this news has not officially been announced by Marvel, but has been reported by all the major industry sites, so would appear to be genuine. We’ll bring you more news when we get it.
‘Daredevil‘ Season 1-3 can be found on Disney+ UK and worldwide.