Agent Carter finished its season one run this week, but there’s still plenty of small-screen storytelling based in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to come in 2015. Next week, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two will pick back up, followed a month later by Daredevil: the first of four Netflix series (followed by a mini-series) – set in the MCU’s version of Hell’s Kitchen – that will follow the street-smart Marvel comic book-based crime fighting residents of New York. Thereafter, the second of those Netflix TV shows, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, is slated to debut on Netflix sometime before this year is done.
Daredevil features Steven DeKnight (creator of Starz’ Spartacus TV show) serving as showrunner and stars Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as Matt Murdock: a blind lawyer by day who – via the use of his enhanced super-human senses – battles crime by night as the vigilante known as Daredevil.
- Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk a.k.a. The Kingpin, who becomes Daredevil’s arch-nemesis.
- Elden Hanson as Franklin ‘Foggy’ Nelson, Matt Murdock’s friend and law partner.
- Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, an everyday woman who becomes involved with Matt romantically, but soon finds herself tangled up in his double-life.
- Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, a nurse who ends up helping Matt/Daredevil in his fight against injustice.
You can check out these Daredevil cast members in the image gallery below, starting with a behind the scenes screenshot that shows Cox and DeKnight working out a scene together:
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The trailer and ratings classifications for the series have made it clear that although Daredevil won’t reach the levels of grisly violence from DeKnight’s past cable work, it will be truer to its roots – Frank Miller’s dark comic book reinvention of the character – than some might’ve expected; not to mention, far more gritty overall than previously-released TV shows/movies set in the MCU. That includes, having Murdock wear his unrefined ninja-style costume when he first becomes a vigilante, rather than the more iconic, sleek, and more recognizable devil-horned outfit (which he does not don until later in his crime-fighting career).
Mudock’s attire won’t be the only thing that needs refining either; as we saw during the Daredevil footage previewed at the 2014 New York Comic-Con, the character gets more than a couple scrapes and bruises the first couple times he sets out to fight crooks on the hard streets of Hell’s Kitchen. Hence, you see Dawson as Nurse Temple stitching Murdock up – as well as Cox’s alter ego generally looking not all that happy – in the images above.
Daredevil season one premiere on Netflix on April 10th, 2015.