Marvel Studios and Netflix have announced a late Easter treat for superheo fans: Daredevil. The first of five series co-produced by Marvel and Netflix has been in the works since last summer, and is now just four months away from mass consumption according to the video streaming site. Daredevil, based on the super-powered crimefighter created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, will be the latest test for the Marvel empire launching the series on – drumroll please – April 10, 2015. As per usual, all 13 episodes of the series will be available for immediate binge watching obsessive types just after midnight on April 10, hopefully tidying over Marvel fans just a few short weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the way, that’s not all the Daredevil news we’ve got. See below.
First up, a new production still from the show courtesy of USA Today. Yes, that is Charlie Cox as the title character thrashing some guy I don’t recognize. Interesting that we have yet to see a picture of Daredevil in the traditional red costume. Might that be a development saved for later in the season? The end of the season?
Next up, a poster for the new show courtesy or Marvel. In case you thought we were making up the date, it’s stamped right there on the bottom:
Like the poster, but think it’s too static? Want some motion? Boom!
Now that we’ve got all the visual stuff out of the way, some reading for you. Here is the official Netflix press release announcing the release of Daredevil.
We’ve teased you with casting announcements and photos from “Marvel’s Daredevil,” but now we can finally tell you when you can see the series for yourself: April 10, Exclusively on Netflix.
That’s right Marvelites, Season 1 of “Marvel’s Daredevil” will premiere with 13 one-hour episodes on April 10, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. PT in all territories where Netflix is available.
While you wait for April 10 to roll around, keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com and the official site for “Marvel’s Daredevil” for all the updates, plus follow @Daredevil on Twitter and like the official Facebook page for even more!
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson with Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Lost”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
In a final note on Marvel and Netflix, the CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings said of the follow-ups to Daredevil – AKA: Jessica Jones and Luke Cage – “You should expect them about a year apart.” So that might mean that the next series, Jones starring Krysten Ritter, should go before the cameras sometime later this year.
That date again for Daredevil: April 10, 2015.