Daredevil (TV series)

Marvel’s Daredevil , or simply Daredevil , is an American web television series created for Netflix by Drew Goddard , based on the Marvel Comics character of the Sami name . It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise , and is the first in a series of shows that will lead to the Defenderscrossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Goddard Textiles, with DeKnight Productions for the first season . Steven S. DeKnight serves as showrunner on the first season, with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez taking over for the second ; Goddard serves as a consultant on both seasons.

Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, a blind lawyer-by-day who fights crime at night. Daredevil ENTERED development in late 2013, a year after-the movie rights to the character reverted to Marvel, with Goddard INITIALLY hired in December 2013. DeKnight REPLACED _him_ as showrunner and Cox Was hired to star in May 2014, with Deborah Ann Woll , Elden Henson , Rosario Dawson , and Vincent D’Onofrio also starring. Additional season one stars include Toby Leonard Moore , Vondie Curtis-Hall , Bob Gunton , and Ayelet Zurer , while Jon Bernthal , Élodie Yung , And Stephen Rider join the cast for season two. Filming takes place in New York City, in areas that still look like the old Hell’s Kitchen .

All episodes of the first season were released on Netflix on April 10, 2015, while the second season was released in its entirety on March 18, 2016. In July 2016, the series was renewed for a third season. A spin-off series, centered on Bernthal’s character Frank Castle / Punisher and titled Marvel’s The Punisher , was ordered by Netflix in April 2016.

Premise

The first season Sees lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock wears His Heightened senses from being white blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of New York City ‘s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood as Daredevil , while uncovering a conspiracy of the criminal underworld Being led by Wilson Fisk . [3] In the second season , Murdock, while crossing paths with Frank Castle / Punisher , a vigilante with far deadlier methods, as well as the return of his old girlfriend- Elektra Natchios . [4] [5]

Cast and characters

Cast of Daredevil at the 2015 New York Comic Con . (L to R: Cox, Woll, Henson, Bernthal, Yung)
Main article: List of Daredevil characters
  • Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil :
    A blind lawyer who becomes the vigilante Daredevil. [6] Season One Showrunner Steven DeKnight is not “super strong.” He’s not invulnerable … he just has senses that are better than a normal human. ” On the character’s “gray” morals, he noted, “He’s a lawyer by day, and he’s taken this oath. But every night he breaks that oath, and goes out and does very violent things.” [7] The character’s Catholicism plays a large role in the series, with DeKnight calling him “one of the most, if not most, religious characters in the Marvel Universe.” [8] Cox worked with blind consultant Joe Strechay, [9] and was conscious of what his eyes were doing at all times, to ensure they would not look unlike a blind person. [10] Skylar Gaertner plays a young Matt Murdock. [11]
  • Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page :
    An enigmatic young woman whose quest for justice sends her crashing into Murdock’s life. [12] After portraying Jessica Hamby in True Blood from 2008-14, Woll specifically tried to “steer differently than that” with Page. [13] Woll denied that she was in a lot of trouble, she said, “In the comic books, in the beginning Karen is very innocent, and then towards the end she’s really swung a full 180, she’s in a lot Of trouble, so I do not know what to do, but I do not know how to do it. , Silly woman! ‘
  • Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson :
    Murdock’s close friend and law partner. [14] In April 2015, Henson spoke of his excitement for the character’s role in the series, saying “I was really excited as I was getting the scripts and reading that Foggy was not just a useless sidekick. I mean, he’s got some comic relief, but he was exciting to know that these other characters would have their own paths and their own things that they’re dealing with. ” [15]
  • Toby Leonard Moore as James Wesley : Fisk’s right hand man. [16] [17] Moore described Wesley as both charming and “dastardly as all hell”. [18]
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich : An Investigative Journalist for the New York Bulletin . [16] [17]
  • Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley : A Wall Street financialist and a key figure in Fisk’s plans for Hell’s Kitchen. [16] [17] [19]
  • Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna : Wilson Fisk’s true dealings. [16] [17]
  • Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple :
    A nurse who helps Murdock. [16] [19] The Claire Temple and Night Nurse . [20] The character was originally going to be “the actual Night Nurse”, but was merged with Temple when the writers learned that Marvel Studios had plans for that character in their films. [21] Dawson explained that Temple “is a normal person and she becomes more heroic in a way that she maybe did not expect”, [15] and “She’s not a love interest-she’s this skeptical eye at this strange situation. She’s the one who can be like, “You’re not really good at this.”
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin :
    A powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen brings him into conflict with Murdock and Daredevil. [22] [23] [24] Onofrio stated that he hoped his portrayal of Fisk was a new way to look at the character, and that it would be the definitive portrayal of Fisk. [25] DeKnight detailed that “Fisk has very many different aspects so it’s not all,” I want to conquer the city and make a lot of money. ” They fell in love “. Wilson Fisk was an anthropologist, and he was one of the most prominent writers in the world.
  • Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle / Punisher :
    A vigilante who aims to clean up Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter how lethal the results. [28] [29] DeKnight said this version of Punisher would be “completely the Marvel version,” as previous portrayals did not appear under the Marvel Studios / Marvel Television banner. He also felt Bernthal’s Punisher would not be “graphically violent” as in Punisher: War Zone . [30] Season two showrunner Doug Petrie stated that Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver was an influence on the character, as well as events, saying, “Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky shit. We have not shied away from the rich complicated reality of Now. If you have got a gun and you’re not the police you’re going to incite strong feelings. “Bernthal added that” This character has resonated with law enforcement and military … and the best thing about him is that he Offends you, he just does not care. ” [31]
  • Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios :
    A mysterious and dangerous woman from Murdock’s past. The character was referred to in the first season, before Yung was cast in the role. [29] [32] [33] Describing Elektra’s effect on Murdock, Petrie called her “the best bad girlfriend you can possibly have. Elektra just lets it out. “He’s both repulsed and deeply drawn to that.” [31] Yung described Elektra as “kind of a sociopath.” This is a game for her, it’s like a chess game, and what motivates her is what she wants. , And if she wants to kill people, she would. ” She added that Elektra is neither good nor bad, But a “person with different traits” and layers. [34] Lily Chee plays a young Elektra. [35]
  • Stephen Rider as Blake Tower : A New York district attorney who assists Daredevil “with information to help track down and capture criminals.” [36]

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

Main article: Daredevil (season 1)
No.
overall
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season
title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 1 “Into the Ring” Phil Abraham Drew Goddard April 10, 2015
2 2 “Cut Man” Phil Abraham Drew Goddard April 10, 2015
3 3 “Rabbit in a Snowstorm” Adam Kane Marco Ramirez April 10, 2015
4 4 “In the Blood” Ken Girotti Joe Pokaski April 10, 2015
5 5 “World on Fire” Farren Blackburn Luke Kalteux April 10, 2015
6 6 “Condemned” Guy Ferland Joe Pokaski & Marco Ramirez April 10, 2015
7 7 “Stick” Brad Turner Douglas Petrie April 10, 2015
8 8 “Shadows in the Glass” Stephen Surjik Steven S. DeKnight April 10, 2015
9 9 “Speak of the Devil” Nelson McCormick Christos Gage & Ruth Fletcher Gage April 10, 2015
10 10 “Nelson v. Murdock” Farren Blackburn Luke Kalteux April 10, 2015
11 11 “The Path of the Righteous” Nick Gomez Steven S. DeKnight & Douglas Petrie April 10, 2015
12 12 “The Ones We Leave Behind” Euros Lyn Douglas Petrie April 10, 2015
13 13 “Daredevil” Steven S. DeKnight Steven S. DeKnight April 10, 2015

Season 2 (2016)

Main article: Daredevil (season 2)
No.
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season
title Directed by Written by Original release date
14 1 “Bang” Phil Abraham Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez March 18, 2016
15 2 “Dogs to a Gunfight” Phil Abraham Marco Ramirez & Douglas Petrie March 18, 2016
16 3 “New York’s Finest” Marc Jobst Mark Verheiden March 18, 2016
17 4 “Penny and Dime” Peter Hoar John C. Kelley March 18, 2016
18 5 “Kinbaku” Floria Sigismondi Lauren Schmidt Hissrich March 18, 2016
19 6 “Regrets Only” Andy Goddard Sneha Koorse March 18, 2016
20 7 “Semper Fidelis” Ken Girotti Luke Kalteux March 18, 2016
21 8 “Guilty as Sin” Michael Uppendahl Whit Anderson March 18, 2016
22 9 “Seven Minutes in Heaven” Stephen Surjik Marco Ramirez & Lauren Schmidt Hissrich March 18, 2016
23 10 “The Man in the Box” Peter Hoar Story by  : John C. Kelley
Teleplay by  : Whit Anderson & Sneha Koorse
March 18, 2016
24 11 “380” Stephen Surjik Mark Verheiden March 18, 2016
25 12 “The Dark at the End of the Tunnel” Euros Lyn Lauren Schmidt Hissrich & Douglas Petrie March 18, 2016
26 13 “A Cold Day in Hell’s Kitchen” Peter Hoar Douglas Petrie & Marco Ramirez March 18, 2016

Season 3

The series was renewed for a third season in July 2016. [37] Initially thought to be released in 2017, [37] Netflix COO Ted Sarandos stated shortly after the announcement that the season would not begin until 2018 at the earliest, after Marvel’s The Defenders is released on August 18, 2017. [38] [39]

Production

See also: Production of season 1 and season 2

Development

In April 2013, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that the film rights to Daredevil and his associated characters reverted to Marvel from 20th Century Fox in October 2012, making these Marvel Cinematic Universe . [40] [41] As explained by Marvel Television’s Jeph Loeb in 2015, Marvel Studios had “first dibs” on the character once the rights had reverted. [42] Drew Goddard pitched a new Daredevil movie to Marvel, but Marvel was not looking to create an R-rated film, and Goddard did not want a “watered down version” of the character, As he also explained in 2015: “I went into Marvel and talked to them about making it as a movie a couple of years ago, long after the Affleck movie . To cost $ 200 million The thing about Matt Murdock is, he’s not saving the world. $ 25 million movies. They’re going to be big, as they should. ” [43] Marvel Studios eventually decided that the character would be better served in a television series. [42] I went into Marvel and talked to them about making it a movie a couple of years ago, long after the Affleck movie . But this is not a $ 200 million movie. The thing about Matt Murdock is, he’s not saving the world. He’s just keeping his corner clean. So it would be wrong to have crashing spaces in the middle of the city. But because of that, Marvel on the movie is not in the business of making $ 25 million movies. They’re going big, As They shoulds. ” [43] Marvel Studios eventutally Decided que la character Would be better served in a television series. [42] I went into Marvel and talked to them about making it a movie a couple of years ago, long after the Affleck movie . But this is not a $ 200 million movie. The thing about Matt Murdock is, he’s not saving the world. He’s just keeping his corner clean. So it would be wrong to have crashing spaces in the middle of the city. But because of that, Marvel on the movie is not in the business of making $ 25 million movies. They’re going big, As They shoulds. ” [43] Marvel Studios eventutally Decided que la character Would be better served in a television series. [42] The thing about Matt Murdock is, he’s not saving the world. He’s just keeping his corner clean. So it would be wrong to have crashing spaces in the middle of the city. But because of that, Marvel on the movie is not in the business of making $ 25 million movies. They’re going big, As They shoulds. ” [43] Marvel Studios eventutally Decided que la character Would be better served in a television series. [42] The thing about Matt Murdock is, he’s not saving the world. He’s just keeping his corner clean. So it would be wrong to have crashing spaces in the middle of the city. But because of that, Marvel on the movie is not in the business of making $ 25 million movies. They’re going big, As They shoulds. ” [43] Marvel Studios eventutally Decided que la character Would be better served in a television series. [42] [43] Marvel Studios eventually decided that the character would be better served in a television series. [42] [43] Marvel Studios eventually decided that the character would be better served in a television series. [42]

In October 2013, Deadline reported that Marvel was preparing four drama series and a miniseries, totaling 60 episodes, with video and cable providers, with Netflix , Amazon and WGN America expressing interest. [44] A few weeks later, Marvel and Disney announced that Marvel Television and ABC Studios would provide Netflix with live action series centered around Daredevil, Jessica Jones , Iron Fist , and Luke Cage , leading up to a miniseries based on the Defenders . [45] This format was chosen due to the success of Marvel’s The Avengers , for which the characters of Iron Man , The Hulk , Captain America , and Thor were all separately before being teamed up in that film. [42] In December, Goddard was officially hired as an executive producer and showrunner for Daredevil , [46] but Marvel announced in May 2014 that he had stepped down from the role to focus on a feature film based on Marvel’s Sinister Six for Sony Pictures Entertainment . Goddard, who wrote the first two episodes of the series, Steven S. DeKnight took over as a showrunner. Marvel Revealed que le series Would officiellement be titled Marvel’s Daredevil , [47] with DeKnight, Goddard, Loeb, Jim Chory, Dan Buckley , Joe Quesada , Stan Lee , Alan Fine , Cindy Holland, Kris Henigman Allie Goss and Peter Friedlander serving As executive producers. [1] Jim Chory, Dan Buckley , Joe Quesada , Stan Lee , Alan Fine , Cindy Holland, Kris Henigman, Allie Goss and Peter Friedlander serving as executive producers. [1] Jim Chory, Dan Buckley , Joe Quesada , Stan Lee , Alan Fine , Cindy Holland, Kris Henigman, Allie Goss and Peter Friedlander serving as executive producers. [1]

In April 2015, Marvel and Netflix announced that Daredevil had been renewed for a second season, but DeKnight would not be returning due to prior commitments. He Was REPLACED as showrunner by Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, Who served as writers for the first season and étroitement Worked with DeKnight and Goddard. [48] Petrie, Ramirez, Alison Engel, and Mark Verheiden joined the executive producer team for the second season, while Friedlander also left the show. [2] The series was renewed for a third season in July 2016, with Petrie and Ramirez returning as showrunners. [37]

Writing

“With Matt Murdock I just had a personal connection to that character, which was just like, ‘I have to do this.’ I do not want to … but I do not know what to do. ‘T just retell someone else’s story, you’d just take that ball and move it forward. ” [49]

In August 2014, when talking about the series in comparison to the 2003 film, Ted Sarandos said, “The series will not be afraid to go darker than the film did. Little more down to earth. Costume wise and also in that these are gritty crime stories, more in the streets in the clouds. ” [50] Elaborating on this, DeKnight said, “It is a little grittier and edgier than Marvel has gone before, but we do not want to push it to extreme graphic violence, free of nudity or anything like that. That and I think [it] would suffer if you pushed it that far. ” [26] Marvel Television head and executive producer Loeb later stated that, “There aren ‘ T going to be people flying through the sky; There are no magic hammers. We’ve always Approached this as a crime drama first, superhero show second. ” [51] DeKnight Took inspiration from The French Connection , Dog Day Afternoon , and Taxi Driver , and Stated That” we Would Rather Lean Toward The Wire than what’s regarded A classic superhero television show. ” [26]

Loeb compared the series’ approach to telling stories over multiple seasons to the world of publishing, where you have the Frank Miller , you have the Brian Bendis run, you have the Ed Brubaker run.I was lucky enough to do Daredevil: Yellow . They feel but different. They differ Elements to-have ’em. Same cast. in Many boxes, same tone. But a different adventure … you can watch Daredevil season two without HAVING seen Daredevilseason one. aim if you watch Each of Them, It’s like getting two different books. It’s closer to the world of the graphic novel than it is to the world of the ongoing, serialized show. ” [52]

Casting

At the end of May 2014, Charlie Cox was cast as Daredevil. [6] Cox was the first choice for the role, suggested by Quesada in 2012 before Marvel Studios gained the rights to the character from 20th Century Fox. [53] On June 10, Marvel announced that Vincent D’Onofrio would portray Wilson Fisk / Kingpin in the series, [23] [24] and on June 20, Rosario Dawson joined the cast. [54] A few days later, Elden Henson Was cast as Foggy Nelson , [14] while on July 17, Deborah Ann Woll Was cast as Karen Page . [55] On October 11, Dawson’s role Was Revealed to be Claire Temple , [16] a character Resembling That of Night Nurse , [19] while Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton , Toby Leonard Moore , and Vondie Curtis-Hall joined the series as Vanessa Mariana , Leland Owlsley , James Wesley , and Ben Urich , respectively. [17] [19] while Ayelet Zurer , Bob Gunton , Toby Leonard Moore , and Vondie Curtis-Hall joined the series as Vanessa Mariana , Leland Owlsley , James Wesley and Ben Urich respectively. [17] [19] while Ayelet Zurer , Bob Gunton , Toby Leonard Moore , and Vondie Curtis-Halljoined the series as Vanessa Mariana , Leland Owlsley , James Wesley and Ben Urich respectively. [17]

In June 2015, Marvel announced that Jon Bernthal was cast as Frank Castle / Punisher for the second season, joining season one returners Cox, Woll, Henson, Dawson and D’Onofrio. [28] [29] [56] The next month, Elodie Yung was cast as Elektra Natchios, a character that had been previously mentioned in the first season. [29] [32] [33] In September 2015, Stephen Rider joined the cast in the role of Blake Tower . [36]

On the casting process, DeKnight stated that “You just have to find the right way.” Luckily our cast came together, and I could not have been happier. More important thing is that they do not know what to do, but if they feel the part. ” [7] Laray Mayfield and Julie Schubert as casting directors on the series. [42]

Design

Costumes

Costume designer Stephanie Maslansky, talking about the inspiration and vision for the series, said ” Daredevil is rooted in the authentically gritty New York City neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen where Matt Murdock grew up. Early 1990s-there were detailed illustrations we endeavored to bring to life in a grounded, gritty, and updated way, with respect and a strong nod to the original characters. From The Man Without Fear , Daredevil Yellow , and the issues of the 1960s, to which the newer collections pay homage.I wanted the suit design to Reflect the illustrations Of Those volumes through a modern lens while Maintaining a retro sensibility. ” [57] Joshua Shaw Who has aussi done design work is Agents of SHIELD , Helped design suits for Several characters is Daredevil , [ 58] [59] while Lorraine Calvert took over as costume designer for the second season. [60]

Marvel Comics’ Chief Creative Officer Quesada contacted Ryan Meinerding and the costume artists and design team at Marvel Studios, which all contributed design ideas, with one of Meinerding’s ultimately being picked. Quesada, who has worked as an artist on Daredevil comics, gave several suggestions, including the incorporation of some of how New York was created in the following, which lead to the use of rivets and “architectural” shapes. The following is intended to look like a Kevlar vest, and the black sections are a homage to comic panels where the artists higlighted certain areas with red, with “deeper portions” in shadow. On the mask, Meinerding is a member of the International Association for the Prevention of Illness and Intolerance (IPHRC). Something else “. For the billy clubs used by Daredevil in the series, which were designed by Andy Park , “There was a discussion early in the process, because Charlie Cox [and his stunt double] Chris Brewster were both right handed, On the right leg. “Daredevil wears those billy clubs on the left hand side. So while it would have been easier to place the holster on the right we all felt that we had to keep on the classic profile and keep them on the left. ” [61] Daredevil in the series, which were designed by Andy Park , “There was a discussion Early in the process, because Charlie Cox [and his stunt double] Chris Brewster are both right handed, of having the billy clubs holster on the right leg. But Daredevil wears those billy clubs on the left hand side. ” [61] ” It is not enough to say that, Daredevil in the series, which were designed by Andy Park , “There was a discussion Early in the process, because Charlie Cox [and his stunt double] Chris Brewster are both right handed, of having the billy clubs holster on the right leg. But Daredevil wears those billy clubs on the left hand side. ” [61] ” It is not enough to say that, Which were designed by Andy Park , “There was a discussion early in the process, because Charlie Cox [and his stunt double] Chris Brewster are both right handed, of having the billy clubs on the right leg. On the left hand side. “So while we were on the right side of the holster, [61] Which were designed by Andy Park , “There was a discussion early in the process, because Charlie Cox [and his stunt double] Chris Brewster are both right handed, of having the billy clubs on the right leg. On the left hand side. “So while we were on the right side of the holster, [61]

The follow-up was upgraded for the second season, with Calvert calling it “a much more fluid follows and much more tactical in a way.” The costume department “streamlined” the following to make it simpler, using less material on the gauntlets and boots. [60] Cox described the changes as “tweaks” which were needed after seeing the following in action in the first season, and noted that the changes are weaved into the storyline of the season, including the need for a new, redesigned mask. [62]

Title sequence

External video
 The opening title sequence ofDaredevil , showcasing John Paesano ‘s main theme for the series.

The opening title sequence was created by Elastic. The company previously created the title sequence for True Detective , which had stood out to the creators in terms of “imagination and delivering on the show was about”. DeKnight explained that multiple companies had made pitches to the creative team involving ” However, one of Elastic’s pitches had “fluid-like blood dripping over everything … as if it were invisible and revealing it,” which both DeKnight and Loeb wanted to use immediately. [42]

Elastic’s Creative Director Patrick Clair “Came up with the idea of ​​making a world that was revealed by liquid.” Simulating the CG liquid, which was meant to be an ambiguous reference to poison and blood that was like “something in between liquid chocolate and tar”, was difficult, with Clair saying “It’s hard to make an algorithm act” insidious “. CG Lead Andrew Romatz elaborated that “Developing the right consistency and behavior of the fluids was definitely a tricky process. The sculptures we were forming to feel like miniatures, so we did a lot of experimenting with scene scale and with camera settings, Miguel A. Salek stated that “Patrick was one of the most influential artists in the history of the United States. Looking for. Due to time constraints, references to Murdock’s boxing history, and the fact that they were the only ones in the final sequence. The final sequence was animated to a temp track – “an old piece of 90s trip hop” -before John Paesano’s music for the sequence was completed. [63] Patrick was looking for. Patrick was looking for. Patrick was looking for. Due to time constraints, references to Murdock’s boxing history, and the fact that they were the only ones in the final sequence. The final sequence was animated to a temp track – “an old piece of 90s trip hop” -before John Paesano’s music for the sequence was completed. [63] Patrick was looking for. Patrick was looking for. Patrick was looking for. Due to time constraints, references to Murdock’s boxing history, and the fact that they were the only ones in the final sequence. The final sequence was animated to a temp track – “an old piece of 90s trip hop” -before John Paesano’s music for the sequence was completed. [63] S music for the sequence was completed. [63] S music for the sequence was completed. [63]

Filming

Filming for the series takes place in New York City, in areas of Brooklyn and Long Island City that still look like the old Hell’s Kitchen, in addition to sound stage work. [64] [65] The production has an eight-day-per-episode shooting schedule. [66] On the feel of the show, DeKnight stated, “We’re going for a gritty, 1970s’ New York feel for the show. We love the idea of ​​beauty and the decay of the city, And that’s why Matt Murdock loves it and wants to protect it. ” [67] The series’ action sequences take inspiration from The Raid films. [68]

Visual effects

Visual effects for the series were completed by the New York studio Shade VFX. Bryan Goswin serves as visual effects supervisor. [69]

Music

It was Revealed That John Paesano Would Be composing the music for the series in October 2014. [70] The main theme of the series, qui Was co-composed by Braden Kimball, [71] is derived from Paesano’s original demo for the series, Which he submitted during the auditioning process. Paesano, which is a rare occurrence for this material. [72] A soundtrack album for the first season was released on iTunes on April 27, 2015, [71]and for the second season on July 15, 2016. [73]

Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins

If you live in New York, there are things that are going on all the time. I would never make light of the tragedy of 9/11 , but 9/11 affected different neighborhoods in very different ways. They were all aware that this had happened, but the most affected you were by it. We had a great time with the hulk and the avengers, which was really exciting. Six blocks over and three avenues down? That’s the richness of the Marvel Universe. You can not wait to get back in the middle of the day. Tony Stark is a member of the Tony Stark Board of Directors. But the truth of the matter is, ‘I’ve never seen him. Have you ever seen him? ‘ It’s that kind of world that we exist in. For Marvel what Marvel has always been, which is grounded.

Jeff Loeb on the opportunities that Daredevil within the Marvel Cinematic Universe presents. [15]

Daredevil is the first of the ordered Marvel’s Jessica Jones , Marvel’s Luke Cage , and Marvel’s Iron Fist , Marvel’s The Defenders . [74] [75] [76] In November 2013, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that, if the characters prove popular on Netflix, “It’s quite possible that they could become feature films,” [77] which Sarandos echoed in July 2015. [78] In August 2014, D’onofrio stated that after the “series stuff with Netflix”, Marvel had a bigger plan to branch out. [25] In December 2014, Loeb explained that “Within the Marvel Universe there are thousands of heroes of all shapes and sizes, but the Avengers are here to save the universe and Daredevil is here to save the neighborhood … It does take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Marvel movies). “It’s not just a movie, it’s a movie,” he says. [26] Dawson later elaborated that “When you have got that level of superpowers, the fighting is different, the stakes are different, and it has a grander feel. Normal to them. But in reality when people are fighting and doing really bad, Elicit [sic] crimes on the ground and there are guns and drugs-bones are going to break. People are not hitting each other and nothing’s going to happen because they’re indestructible. These are people. They’re vulnerable and you get to experience that. ” [15]

In March 2015, Loeb spoke on the ability to the series to crossover with the MCU films and the ABC television series , saying, “As it is now, in the same way that our films start out as self-contained and then by the time We got to the Avengers , it became more practical for Captain America to do a little crossover into Thor 2 and for Bruce Banner to appear at the end of Iron Man 3 . Characters are and what the world is before you then start co-mingling in terms of where it’s going. ” [79] In April, Cox said that crossing over with the movies is “possible. I think there is a way that the worlds can merge. I think our show feels tonally and thematically a bit different from the Avengers movies, aim it’s all one universe and I feel like there’s a way for Daredevil-and other characters, Luke Cage and street level characters-to crime made Into That universe. I think there HAS to be a way, and I think it’s about finding an autonomous tone for that [crossover] film. ” [15] Cox aussi Said That he is contractually obligated to Appear in movies if Asked by Marvel. [80]

Release

Season Episodes Original release DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13 April 10, 2015 November 8, 2016 [81] October 3, 2016 [82] December 7, 2016 [83]
2 13 March 18, 2016 TBA May 15, 2017 [84] June 14, 2017 [85]

Daredevil is available on the Streaming Netflix service , in Ultra HD 4K and high dynamic range (HDR). [86] [87] [88] The first two seasons were enhanced to be available in HDR after their initial release by post-production vendor Deluxe . [88] The episodes for each season were released simultaneously, as opposed to a serialized format, to encourage binge-watching , which has been successful for other Netflix original series . [65]Daredevil was the first Netflix original series to receive its Descriptive Video Service audio description track. [89]

Marketing

Disney Consumer Products, Inc., a member of the Disney Consumer Group. Paul Gitter, Senior VP of Licensing for Marvel Disney Consumer Products Explained que la Would Be Focus more on teens and adults than very young people, with products at outlet stores like Hot Topic . Additionally, a Marvel Knights merchandise program was created to support the series, which creates new opportunities for individual product lines and collected focused products. Licensing partners with Marvel, a film project, given its previous successes. [90]

Reception

Season Critical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 98% (51 reviews) [91] 75 (22 reviews) [92]
2 76% (33 reviews) [93] 68 (13 reviews) [94]

Critical response

The review aggregator website The Rotten Tomatoes has a 98% approval rating for the first season, based on 51 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “With tight adherence to icts source material’s history, high output quality, and a no-nonsense dramatic flair, Daredevil excels as effective year superhero origin story, a gritty procedural, and an exciting Action adventure.” [91] Metacritic , which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100, based on 22 reviews, indicating “favorable reviews”. [92] The second season has a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 32 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3 / 10. The site ‘ S critical consensus reads, “Bolstered by some impressive action, Daredevil keeps its footing in season two, even if the additions of Punisher and Elektra can not quite fill the void left by Wilson Fisk.” [93] On Metacritic, it has a score of 68 out of 100, based on 13 reviews, indicating “favorable reviews”. [94]

Accolades

In December 2015, IGN named Daredevil the second best Netflix original programming series released to date. [95]

year Award Category Container result Ref.
2015 Helen Keller Achievement Award Honored Charlie Cox Won [96]
Online Film & Television Association Award Best New Titles Sequence Daredevil Won [97]
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Main Title Design Daredevil Nominated [98]
Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role ” Speak of the Devil “ Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Nominated
EWwy Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Vincent D’Onofrio Nominated [99]
Camerimage Best Cinematography – Pilot ” Into the Ring “ Nominated [100]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Daredevil Nominated [101]
2016 Visual Effects Society Awards Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode ” Speak of the Devil “ Nominated [102]
Golden Reel Awards Television – Short Form, Dialogue & ADR Daredevil Nominated [103]
Empire Awards Best TV Series Daredevil Nominated [104]
SXSW Film Festival Excellence in Title Design Daredevil Nominated [105]
Got Your 6 6 Certified – for “a representative and balanced depiction of veterans” ” Semper Fidelis “ Won [106]
Saturn Awards Best Supporting TV Actor Vincent D’Onofrio Nominated [107]
Best Guest Performance on TV Scott Glenn Nominated
Best TV Actor Charlie Cox Nominated
Best New Media Television Series Daredevil Won [108]
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series ” New York’s Finest “ Nominated [109]
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie Philip J. Silvera Nominated
Online Film & Television Association Award Best Sound in a Series Daredevil Nominated [110]
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Daredevil Nominated [111]
Saturn Awards Best New Media Television Series Daredevil Pending [112]
Best Actor on a Television Series Charlie Cox Pending

Spin-off

Main article: The Punisher (TV series)

By January 2016, ahead of the debut of Bernthal as armed vigilante Frank Castle / Punisher in season two, Netflix was in “very early development” on a spin-off series titled The Punisher , and was looking for a showrunner. The series would be centered on Bernthal as Castle, and was described as a stand-alone project, outside the series leading up to The Defenders . [113] [114] [115] Loeb implied that Marvel Television had not instigated the development of the spin-off and was focusing on making “the best 13 episodes of Daredevil season two” M never going to discourage a network from looking at one of our characters and encouraging us to do more …. [117] Woll reprises her role as Karen Page in the series. [118] [117] Woll reprises her role as Karen Page in the series. [118]

Other media

In November 2015, Marvel: Contest of Champions , was released featuring a six-part story quest involving Daredevil and Jessica Jones, along with a level based on Hell’s Kitchen. [119]

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