Although ABC is home to Marvel Studios’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, the studio is expanding into the realm of online streaming for their next series. In less than a week, Marvel’s newest foray into television, Daredevil, will debut on Netflix as part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Daredevil will also launch the studio’s Defenders TV universe, which will feature A.K.A. Jessica Jones coming fall 2015, Luke Cage in 2016, then Iron Fist and a team-up of The Defenders arriving later.
As the first part of The Defenders series, Marvel and Netflix have worked hard to promote Daredevil to fans of the comics and casual viewers alike. The first trailer introduced viewers to the Man Without Fear and the second to Kingpin, the man Daredevil will battle for his home of Hell’s Kitchen. Now, two new trailers have premiered offering plenty of new footage to entice viewers.
The new trailers (above) feature new footage of the show’s star, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) a.k.a. Daredevil, as well as the show’s antagonist, Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) a.k.a. Kingpin. The first trailer also features the faces of Hell’s Kitchen, Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), Karen Paige (Deborah Ann Woll), and Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson).
The second trailer focuses on Kingpin, a man who “owns everything, everyone,” as well as his operation in Hell’s Kitchen. The trailer paints the mystery surrounding his identity as a storyline that will presumably be one of the major arcs in Daredevil. Vanessa Marianna (Ayelet Zurer), Fisk’s love interest, is also briefly shown in the trailers; she will play a part in the villain’s storyline in season 1.
These most recent trailers, with all the additional footage, offer even more understanding of what to expect from Daredevil when it premieres on Netflix next week. The trailers reinforce that the series will be, according to head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb, “a crime drama first, superhero show second.” Additionally, the new footage lends credence to the first review of the show, which said Daredevil is “intense, beautiful, and feels surprisingly fresh.”
Of course, Marvel experienced some growing pains with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, which each drew criticism, though S.H.I.E.L.D.’s second season has arguably improved the series immensely. We won’t know for certain whether Daredevil will suffer the same problems. However, according to early indications - whether due to showrunner Steven S. DeKnight’s oversight, being housed at Netflix or some other reason - Daredevil will be a wholly intense and enjoyable series.
Daredevil will be available for viewing on Netflix starting April 10th, 2015.
Source: CBR Trailers