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Daredevil: Born Again - What We Know So Far

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The original "Daredevil" series on Netflix was a big hit with subscribers, earning a Certified Fresh designation for each of its three seasons (via Rotten Tomatoes). The story was a dark, gritty interpretation of the character that probably wasn't something parents wanted their young children to be watching. The more mature take on the source material resonated well with home audiences, which is why it was just a shocking ordeal when it was announced the show had been canceled in November 2018.

After that, Charlie Cox's impressive take was never seen again until "Spider-Man: No Way Home" where Matt Murdock, his non-costumed lawyer alter-ego, made his triumphant return. It wasn't until "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" that "The Man Without Fear" entered the frame once again, with Cox sporting a brand new comic-authentic look in the process.

The blind legal savior by day, vigilante by night's comeback sparked widespread speculation about whether or not fans would be getting another season. Variety would later confirm the news that the Marvel character was coming back to the small screen in a Disney+ series titled, "Daredevil: Born Again." Fortunately for fans, Charlie Cox will be suiting up once again as "The Devil of Hell's Kitchen," and here is everything there is to know so far about the upcoming series.

What is the release date for Daredevil: Born Again?

The last episode of "Daredevil" was released, along with the rest of the 3rd — and, unfortunately, final — season, on October 19, 2018, and fans have been without a full set of episodes consisting of some hard-hitting Daredevil justice for what many would argue is way too long.

Luckily San Diego Comic-Con can always be a reliable source for exciting Marvel news, which, in July 2022, is where Kevin Feige announced the future of the MCU beyond the first three phases that made up the Infinity Saga with his slate of movies and shows for the next three phases that consist of the Multiverse saga. In the stirring announcement (via Variety), it was revealed that one of the endeavors making up Phase 5 would, in fact, be "Daredevil: Born Again." The series will join a list of other intriguing titles to tell the fifth mega-Marvel chapter, including Secret Invasion, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, and Ironheart.

It also turns out fans won't have to wait an eternity for the next run. According to actor Charlie Cox, "Daredevil: Born Again" will shoot for 11 months in 2023 in New York (via Variety), and Marvel.com lists the official release date for the series to be in the spring of 2024.

What is the plot of Daredevil: Born Again?

Anyone hoping for the new show to pick up where the Netflix series left off is in for some bad news. "Daredevil: Born Again" will be a reboot rather than a continuation. In September 2022, at the D23 Expo, when talking to extraTV, Charlie Cox revealed, "It is a Season 1, it is not Season 4, so it is a whole new thing. Which I think is the way to go. If you are going to do it again, do it differently." Regarding who is in charge of cultivating this fresh new narrative, the duties have been tasked to Matt Corman and Chris Ord, both known for their work on "Covert Affairs" (via IMDb).

The story for the next chapter in the character's live-action legacy exists in the MCU, an entity that rarely goes as dark as the Netflix series, which might concern some fans, but the actor playing the character has already weighed in on that subject. "My opinion is this character works best when he's geared towards a slightly more mature audience. My instinct is that on Disney+, it will be dark, but it probably won't be as gory," Cox said in an interview with NME

Beyond that, while he doesn't know specifics, he went on to surmise what fans could potentially expect. "I'm imagining there's going to be an element to it that is like the old-school procedural show," Cox said. "Not necessarily case-of-the-week, but something where we go really deep into Matt Murdock the lawyer, and get to see what his life is like." It does seem like the character's first headlining MCU gig will be offering something refreshingly unique that will hopefully live up to fans' high expectations.

Who is in the cast of Daredevil: Born Again?

Joining Charlie Cox in "Daredevil: Born Again" will be Vincent D'Onofrio, the actor who infamously played the character of Wilson Fisk in the Netflix series and reprised the role making his MCU debut in the Disney+ series "Hawkeye." D'Onofiro will be featured in the series "Echo," starring Alaqua Cox as the titular character, before reigniting his intense rivalry with "The Devil of Hell's Kitchen" as the Kingpin in the "Daredevil" reboot.

According to a report from Deadline, on December 1, 2022, it was announced that Michael Gandolfini, who is known for playing a younger version of Tony Soprano in the film "The Many Saints of Newark" will be joining the series in a major role. It is unknown who Gandolfini is playing, but the outlet speculated it could be a character named Liam, who is described as an ambitious individual hailing from Staten Island.

On December 5, 2022, Margarita Levieva and Sandrine Holt were also announced to be added to the cast of "Daredevil: Born Again," but the roles they would be playing were not disclosed. It's possible they could be playing known Daredevil associates like Karen Page or Vanessa Fisk, or they could be playing completely different characters; only time will tell. Fans will recognize Levieva from her work in such titles as "Adventureland," "The Deuce," and "The Blacklist." Holt is also a seasoned small-screen player, having previously lent her talents to hit shows like "House of Cards," "Mr. Robot," and "American Gigolo."

There are also a number of other casting rumors for the "Daredevil" reboot, like Wednesday star Jenna Ortega playing White Tiger, and it will be interesting to figure out which ones end up being true or false.

Where you can watch previous seasons of Daredevil

Before "Daredevil: Born Again" arrives on Disney+, fans may want to pass the time by revisiting Charlie Cox's first run at the character. There are three seasons with 13 episodes each to enjoy available on Disney+. There are also the six episodes of "The Defenders," which feature Cox as Daredevil fighting alongside Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) on the streamer as well. Episodes and full seasons of "Daredevil" are also available to purchase on Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Apple TV, YouTube, and Google Play.

Fans looking to get better acquainted with the MCU Charlie Cox have a few options as well. "The Man Without Fear" sports his yellow suit in the Disney+ series "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," where all nine episodes are available to stream. And he is also in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" as Matt Murdock, which is available to stream on Starz.

There is no denying that there are plenty of options to keep fans of "The Devil of Hell's Kitchen" busy until the "Daredevil" reboot releases.