In just a little under a month, Netflix audiences will go back to Hell’s Kitchen as the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil hits the streaming service. Anticipation for the second season is already running high, given the outstanding critical and audience success of both Daredevil’s inaugural season and its sister series Jessica Jones – further solidifying Netflix’s standing as a provider of original content. The bar has been set sky high and Daredevil’s second season has a lot to live up to.
Blessedly, there seems to be little reason to think Daredevil season 2 will disappoint, and the intensity already seems to ramping up nicely. Joining series stars like Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson in season 2 are Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Elektra Natchios and Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle/The Punisher. While the addition of these heavyweight characters adds to the anticipation for the upcoming season, a series can be made or broke on the strength of its side characters, and there can be no denying that Deborah Ann Woll’s Karen Page and Elden Henson’s Foggy Nelson helped make the first season stand out as much as it did.
Netflix released two new spots showcasing Karen and Foggy in the final run-up to Daredevil season 2’s premiere. While the new ads add little to our understanding of what to expect from the new season, they certainly help fuel the hype machine and, at the very least, portend interesting roles for both of the series’ main side-characters. Check them out, above and below:
Described as character sketches, these Daredevil season 2 promos are intended more to provide insight into the roles of each character than insight into series specifics. Karen sits amidst a pile of paperwork topped with a skull – alluding both to her work with Matt Murdock as a legal assistant and hinting at the specter of death the looms over her – as she looks over the Punisher’s sign. Meanwhile, Foggy walks through a darkened alley, looking backwards towards an off camera yell – one that, in all likelihood, results from The Punisher’s work on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen.
Both of these sketches build on the characterization from Daredevil season 1. Karen, of course, was framed for murder and gotten off by the legal team of Nelson and Murdock. Foggy spent most of the season in the dark regarding his partner’s superheroic activities, choosing a different path to fight the evils of man. These new ads definitely add ambiance to the marketing campaign for season 2, and give us little doubt that the new season will be every bit as fantastic as its predecessor.
Daredevil season 1 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Daredevil season 2 will debut on Netflix on March 18th, 2016, followed by Luke Cage season 1 later in 2016. Release dates for Jessica Jones season 2, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on Netflix have not yet been announced. We’ll keep you updated on the Punisher spinoff as development continues.