Begin the countdown Marvel fans, and prepare your Netflix binging snacks, Daredevil has finally received an official premiere date. As of Friday, April 10, 2015 – a weekend, how nice of them – Marvel Cinematic Universe fans will be able to digest all 13 hour-long episodes of “the man without fear.”
As the Television Critics Association begins its winter press tour in Pasadena, this Daredevil news is just the beginning of what we can expect to hear regarding this year in TV. Being the first of four new Netflix exclusive Marvel series leading up to the grand finale series, The Defenders, it will be interesting to see how the titan of multi-platform entertainment will lay the ground work for what’s to come. Will it have that balance of comedy and action we know and love, or will it go in a more darker, grittier route since the stories stay rooted in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City?
After Batfleck’s version of Daredevil with 20th Century Fox, I’m ready to see what Marvel can do with their own property and how they will tie it all in with Phase Three of their Cinematic Universe.
Similarly, this flaming Daredevil logo was also incorporated in the Ben Affleck iteration of the superhero:
Here’s the official plot synopsis from Marvel:
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Aside from the Marvel news, Netflix also announced the premiere date for the Tina Fey produced new comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which is March 20. And on May 8, the premiere of Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will be available to stream.
Executive produced by series showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus; Buffy: The Vampire Slayer), Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods; Lost), and Jeph Loeb (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Smallville), Daredevil stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin.
Daredevil will debut on Netflix on April 10, 2015.
Source: Marvel Entertainment