Marvel Studios is dividing and conquering on all fronts. Their films have almost ascended to the “above reproach” category. Now, the superhero genre juggernaut’s “Cinematic Universe” reach has extended all the way to Netflix. The on-demand media giant, home to the award winning political drama, House of Cards, agreed to house a new branch of Marvel’s ever-connecting continuity with a batch a series featuring street level heroes, including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist, all based out of New York. The proposed plan is for them to all culminate in a series in which the heroes join forces to become the Defenders. Kicking off the Marvel’s Netflix division is Daredevil.
The announcements for production have come slowly, but the hype certainly hasn’t. The show stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock a blind lawyer with enhanced senses who moonlights as a hard hitting vigilante who takes the law into his own hands. The 13 episode season also stars Rosario Dawson as “a nurse who works at night”, Vonde Curtis Hall as reporter Ben Urich and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin. The series is rumored to be heavily inspired by Frank Miller and John Romita Jr.’s influential “Man Without Fear” story arc from the comic book. We’ve got a channel, we’ve got a cast, we’ve got a preview (for those of you lucky enough to have been at New York Comic Con). And now we have a release date. Despite, rumors of a May debut, Netflix announced the season would be premiering April 10, 2015 alongside a teaser poster during this week’s Television Critics Association press tour.
Start the clock! In 91 days, it’ll be time to give the devil his due.