Marvel’s Daredevil: ALL you need to know comic lovers & first look pics!

by Sarah Jones
Photo: Barry Wetcher

Photo: Barry Wetcher

If you love your superhero shows, this new creation from the folks over at Netflix will be RIGHT up your street!

Daredevil is based upon the Marvel Comics character and stars Charlie Cox as the series lead character Matt Murdock. While a familar face to viewers in former True Blood actress Deborah Ann Woll will play Karen Page, who in the comics is well known for being a love interest of the main character.

The series, which will air for 13 episodes, is set to debut in 2015. Netflix has produced some of our favorite shows of late, from Orange Is The New Black to Hemlock Grove, so we reckon this is another masterstroke.

The best part? There’s no waiting for a UK air date and being miles behind the Americans – as it will be available on all territories where Netflix is available! Yay!

When you first hear the name Daredevil, chances are your thoughts may jump to the not-so-wonderful film starring Ben Affleck back in 2003.

The legacy of the film wasn’t a good one, as many point out how poor it was with Affleck set to step into Christian Bale’s shoes as the new Batman in 2015.

However, this new TV adaption looks a whole different kettle of fish, so we’re incredibly hopeful. So what’s it all about? Daredevil will follow the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a child but now has extraordinary senses.

Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

Photo: Courtesy of Netflix

He will fight injustice just like any good superhero, by day he’ll be fighting in the courtroom as a lawyer, but by night he’ll be the acrobatic Daredevil in what is described as the modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

This is set to be all the more impressive given the fact he’s blind, so it’s left us VERY curious to see what’s in store including how it will come across on our screens.

In case you weren’t aware, Stan Lee wrote the comic book Daredevil back in the day along with SHIELD, where he popped up with a guest appearance in their first series and wouldn’t it be awesome to see the creator again at some point perhaps?

Netflix are set to be very busy, with Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones to follow in the future.

Photo: Marvel/Netflix

Photo: Marvel/Netflix

At NYCC, new characters were announced for the series in Vanessa Marianna (Ayelet Zurer), Vondie Curtis Hall (Ben Ulrich), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsely) and Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley).

The series will be executive produced by Steven S. DeKnight, whose previous work includes some memorable shows in ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ ‘Angel’ and ‘Spartacus’.

When we find out more information on the new series, we will be sure to let you know!

What do you think of this series? Is it one you’ll be watching? Tell us in the comments below…





Sarah Jones

Sarah loves US TV and comic books alongside being a huge Black Canary fan. Her favorite shows are Arrow, The Flash, Person of Interest, Pretty Little Liars and NCIS.