A new live-action Daredevil series is in development at Disney+.
Titled Daredevil Born Again, the upcoming show was officially announced during Marvel Studios’ San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) panel last Saturday. The 18-episode series will be part of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which includes the movies Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels, and Blade, as well as the TV series Secret Invasion, Loki season 2, and Ironheart, among many others.
Who will play Daredevil in Born Again?
Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock, will still be played by Charlie Cox in Daredevil Born Again. Cox first played the character in the Netflix series Daredevil, which ran for three seasons from 2015 to 2018. Cox’s Daredevil last appeared in the MCU in the 2021 movie Spider-Man: No Way Home during an early scene in which he gave the titular web-slinger legal advice and showed off his superhuman reflexes.
Co-starring with Cox in Daredevil Born Again is Vincent D’Onofrio, who will reprise his MCU role as Wilson Fisk, aka the Kingpin, in the new series. D’Onofrio made his debut appearance as the Kingpin in the Netflix series Daredevil and also appeared in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.
Aside from the upcoming Daredevil Born Again, Cox will also reprise his MCU role in She-Hulk, which stars Tatiana Maslany in the titular role. In fact, Cox is briefly seen in the latest trailer for She-Hulk, which is set to premiere on Disney+ on August 17th.
In addition to his live-action return, Cox will also voice Daredevil in the upcoming animated series Spider-Man: Freshman Year, which is scheduled to debut on Disney+ in 2024.
Will Daredevil be back for season 4?
The Netflix series Daredevil was officially canceled by the streamer in November 2018. Though Daredevil Born Again will star the same main character and will take place after the events of the Netflix series, the former is being billed as a new show and not a follow-up season to the latter.
All Marvel Netflix series, including Daredevil, were removed from the streaming service on March 1st, 2022, after Disney regained its license for them. They then became available for streaming on Disney+ starting March 16th of the same year.
What will Daredevil Born Again be about?
Plot details about the new series are being kept under wraps, but it will likely be based on the 1986 comic book story arc of the same name. Written by Frank Miller and drawn by David Mazzucchelli, the Daredevil Born Again comic book series details Daredevil’s descent into insanity and destitution at the Kingpin’s hands, as well as a subsequent struggle to build a new life for himself.
When will Daredevil Born Again come out?
Daredevil Born Again doesn’t have an exact release date yet but it was revealed at SDCC that it will hit Disney+ sometime in spring 2024.