The 13-episode, one-hour series will debut April 10 at 12:01 a.m. PT in all territories where Netflix is available. “Daredevil” will be available in Ultra HD 4K on compatible TVs, according to Netflix.
“Daredevil” focuses on Matt Murdock (Cox, who appeared in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and Paramount’s 2007 romantic fantasy “Stardust” opposite Claire Danes). Murdock was blinded as a boy but as a result was imbued with extraordinary senses. By day, he is a New York City lawyer fighting injustice — and roams the streets of Hell’s Kitchen by night as superhero Daredevil.
“I’ve been preoccupied, of late, with questions of morality,” Murdock confesses to a priest in the 90-second trailer. “I’m not seeking forgiveness for what I’ve done, father. I’m asking forgiveness for what I’m about to do.”
Cast of the series, shot on location in NYC, includes Vincent D’Onofrio (as Wilson Fisk), Rosario Dawson (as Claire Temple), Deborah Ann Woll (as Karen Page) and Elden Henson (as Foggy Nelson), along with Vondie Curtis Hall, Scott Glenn, Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton and Toby Leonard Moore.
“Daredevil” is the best-known of Marvel’s street-level heroes. Netflix, under its deal with Disney, also has three other live-action adventure series in the works: “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.” All four series will lead up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s “The Defenders,” delving into the backstory of how Matt Murdock evolves into Daredevil.
Marvel’s “Daredevil” is executive produced by showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”) and Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”) along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”), who is head of Marvel Television. Goddard scribed the first two episodes of the series, produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.