With one month left on the countdown clock before its entire first season airs, Marvel’s Daredevil is upping the ante of grit via a brand new trailer. Out of the five shows spawned from a deal with streaming giant Netflix – that includes AKA Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders – Daredevil will be the first to land. By all accounts the show has a lot riding on its success. If it fails to captivate audiences and dominate social media like the majority of binge-designed Netflix shows, could this affect those other series’?
If you haven’t yet watched the above trailer, then please do, because the answer to the above question is seemingly obvious from what’s contained within. Where the first teaser trailer hinted at what lay in store, this sophomore preview is an aggressive attack on all that is good and holy… and by that we mean, no-one will remember the 2003 Ben Affleck version after this series debuts.
The decision to let the villain narrate the opening voiceover is a brilliant masterstroke, as we hear Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin regale us with his ambitions for the crime-drenched Hell’s Kitchen. Of course, you might not realize that it isn’t Charlie Cox’s heroic blind lawyer Matt Murdock at first. It’s a clever move suggesting that Marvel intends to truly reinvigorate their small screen brand with edgier action and less slapstick-y humor.
All ten episodes of Marvel’s Daredevil will be available exclusively on Netflix on April 10th.
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. The series stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson with Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Lost”).