The former Netflix series Daredevil was a smash hit with Marvel fans. The clear standout in the pantheon of Marvel series on the streaming giant, the character went on to star and lead the ill-fated Defenders team-up show starring other Marvel Netflix heroes. While Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Electra have yet to return to the Marvel live-action fold, Matt Murdock has remained a staple of the MCU.
Daredevil: Born Again marks the return of the Daredevil universe to the small screen. With returning talent, a new streaming home, and a series title synonymous with greatness, Matt Murdock is poised to have a triumphant homecoming to the Marvel fold. With the well-loved Daredevil series behind us, what does the future hold for The Man Without Fear? Fear not. We have all the information you'll need to stay informed of his anticipated arrival.
What is the Daredevil: Born Again release date?
Daredevil: Born Again is written and executive produced by Matt Corman and Chris Ord. As of this writing the first season is slated for a Spring 2024 release window. However, due to the current writer's strike and the looming SAG-AFTRA strike, there is a chance the series will slip a further into 2024 or beyond.
Has a Daredevil: Born Again trailer been released?
Unfortunately for us, there is no trailer for the much-anticipated series. If you channel your inner Misty Knight, you can investigate and uncover the San Diego Comic Con panel from 2022 where the Daredevil: Born Again series was announced. Other than that, you have an episode of She-Hulk to watch for some lovely MCU Daredevil action or switch over the Hawkeye series season finale for a taste of Vincent D'Onofrio's brand new take on WIlson Fisk a.k.a Kingpin.
What is Daredevil: Born Again about?
There is currently no concrete information on the story for Daredevil: Born Again as details remain under wraps. Set photos have revealed clues of a possible Mayor Fisk storyline for the upcoming series. Charlie Cox stated in an interview that he hoped to take what worked from the original series and broaden its appeal to capture younger audiences. If the series follows the storyline of the titular comics, Matt Murdock will have his life systematically ruined by The Kingpin, leaving our hero to pick up the shattered pieces. The original comic book Daredevil: Born Again is considered by many to be one of the greatest Daredevil storylines. The series was written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli.
Who is in the Daredevil: Born Again cast?Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio are confirmed to return in their leading roles as Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk respectively. Jon Bernthal also makes his Marvel return as Frank Castle a.k.a The Punisher in Daredevil: Born Again. Sandrine Holt joins the cast as Vanessa Fisk replacing Ayelet Zurer from the Netflix series. A host of actors are cast in unspecified roles, including Maichael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva, Nikki M. James, Michael Gaston, Arty Froushan and Harris Yulin. With the return of both Daredevil and Kingpin in other live action Disney Plus series, its completely possible we could see a cameo or two from She-Hulk star Tatiana Maslany or the MCU's new Hawkeye Hailee Steinfeld.
How is this connected to the original Daredevil series?There is no official word on if and how Daredevil: Born Again will connect to the original Netflix series. The belief is the Disney Plus outing is a soft reboot of the franchise, with the title "Born Again" literally referring to the character's fresh start in the MCU. With Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio returning in their starring roles, there is already an established connection to the original Netflix series. With the MCU exploring the multiverse, that could explain the similarities of both the Netflix and Disney series universes. We need an official word from the dictator of canon events, Kevin Feige, to be certain.
Will this be connected to the MCU?
What isn't these days? The moment Daredevil was fully back in Marvel's hands, they threw Matt Murdock into Spider-Man: No Way Home. Marvel continues to slowly feeding the bulk of the Disney Plus properties back into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. WandaVision and Loki lead into Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania respectively. The likes of Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and Hawkeye remain on the sidelines for now, but there is no doubt they will appear in a future MCU outing. Long story short, welcome to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daredevil.
What is the Daredevil: Born Again season 1 episode count?
Season one of Daredevil: Born Again is slated for 18 episodes. That is an enormous undertaking given the shorter mini-series style format of other Disney Plus Marvel series. The episode order exceeds even the Netflix outings, which released three seasons, each with 13 episode orders. This gives the show the honor of being the longest Disney Plus Marvel series to date.
While show like She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, or Moon Night adopted the mini-series serialized format, Daredevil: Born Again is shaping up to have a more procedural formula. The longer episode order could allow for more self-contained stories and less cliffhangers. With Kevin Feige tight-lipped, we will have to wait and see. One thing is for sure, we are in for a lot more Daredevil punching and Matt Murdock lawyering.
Will there be a Daredevil: Born Again season 2?
While nothing is officially announced, star Vincent D'Onofrio teased plans for a second season. During an interview with Newsweek, D'Onofrio shared information on how filming Daredevil: Born Again was going and revealed a second season is already planned. Marvel rarely plans a one-off property, opting to weave all its existing characters together in some way. WIth the Daredevil brand as beloved by fans as it is, a second season of Daredevil: Born Again is a no-brainer.
Is Daredevil: Born Again affected by the WGA delays?
Oh, most certainly. On June 14, 2023, Daredevil: Born Again shut down production due to the on-going writers strike. Deadline reported the series production will resume once the strike is resolved. Depending on the outcome of the strike, it seems we may have to wait a little longer for the series than we originally planned. In the meantime, go back and watch the Netflix Daredevil series, now on Disney Plus. I would recommend season three, episode four titled "Blindsided." It's a beautiful culmination of the show's experience with dramatic hallways fight scenes.
Where can I watch Daredevil: Born Again?
Disney+ is the home for every small-screen Marvel outing. Daredevil: Born Again is no exception. You'll also find all the original Netflix Marvel series on the House of Mouse streaming service to tide you over until the release of Daredevil: Born Again.