Netflix's flagship Marvel series, Daredevil, starts filming season 3 in New York City this week. Netflix launched their corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with season 1 of Daredevil in the spring of 2015. The show's premiere was followed by debut seasons of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as well as a second season of Daredevil that introduced Elektra (Élodie Yung) and Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) - the latter of which will receive his own series when The Punisher season 1 hits the streaming service Friday. The four main heroes of Netflix's street-level corner of the MCU united this summer in the team-up mini-series The Defenders, which left Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) badly injured.
Those involved in Netflix's Marvel TV series have been teasing the third outing for the Devil of Hell's Kitchen ever since season 3 of Daredevil was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. More recently we learned Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) is returning as a villain, following his brief appearance in season 2. Now, after D'Onofrio recently teased his return to work on the series, we know when Daredevil season 3 will officially begin filming.
Thanks to a photo of some No Parking notices in New York City tweeted by UseableID, it's been confirmed Daredevil season 3 starts filming Monday November 13 - and continues in that location until Thursday November 16, though filming will last until early next year. The signs indicate the project's name is "Ringside S3", which fans will remember is the working title Daredevil films under so that Marvel can try to keep the production a little more secretive.
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— UseableID (@UseableID) November 11, 2017
We've known for some time that Daredevil season 3 is set to hit Netflix in 2018, with second seasons of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage also expected to premiere. Considering when each series started filming, Jessica Jones season 2 will debut first, likely sometime in the spring, followed by Luke Cage season 2 presumably in the summer, and Daredevil season 3 in the fall/early winter. If Daredevil starts filming now, they'll likely wrap sometime in April/May, which would give Marvel and Netflix plenty of time to get the series finished up for a late 2018 premiere date.
In terms of what we know about the story of Daredevil season 3, the character's last appearance at the end of The Defenders prompted speculation that the show will adapt Frank Miller's Born Again comic run, in which Daredevil meets his mother, Maggie Murdock. Since the end of The Defenders saw Matt waking up from his injuries in a church, and someone calling for a woman named Maggie, it seems likely this speculation will be confirmed eventually.
Of course, more details about Daredevil season 3 will likely be revealed as filming starts this year and continues through the early part of 2018 as set photos surface online. While fans of the Man Without Fear may be disappointed they'll have to wait close to a year (if not more) for the show's third season to arrive, filming getting started on Daredevil season 3 is one step closer to the series' return.
The Punisher premieres Friday, November 17 on Netflix. Premiere dates for the new seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist have not yet been announced.