Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ is born again at Disney+

Netflix’s Daredevil

Disney+ is bringing Daredevil back to streaming, with a new series based around the Marvel superhero in development from Covert Affairs co-creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

Charlie Cox previously portrayed the blind lawyer and superhero Matt Murdock for three seasons on Netflix from 2015-2018, as well as in the 2017 crossover miniseries The Defenders.

A contractual clause prevented any characters from Netflix’s Marvel shows (which also included Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher) from appearing in any non-Netflix projects for two years after cancellation.

However, since that period has now expired, Disney appears keen to capitalise on the popular casting choices made in those projects by reviving some of the characters with the same talent attached.

Cox has since reappeared as Murdock in the feature film Spider-Man: No Way Home, while Vincent D’Onofrio, who portrayed the villain Wilson Fisk in the Netflix series, also reprised his role for Disney+ series Hawkeye earlier this year. It has not been explicitly stated that Cox and D’Onofrio will return for a Disney+ Daredevil series, but both are reportedly attached to upcoming Hawkeye spin-off Echo, so odds are good.

Details about the project are scant at this point, but US trade Variety, which broke the news, reports that Corman and Ord are attached to write and exec produce the Daredevil reboot. As well as their partnership on USA Network series Covert Affairs, they also worked together as executive producers and co-showrunners on the NBC drama shows The Enemy Within and The Brave, as well as The CW series Containment.

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