Filming on Marvel’s Disney+ Original series “Daredevil: Born Again” started in March 2023 and is now temporarily on hold due to the Hollywood strike. With the series now on hiatus, fans are wondering when the show will arrive on Disney+ and other details about the project. Read on below for everything we know about Marvel Studios’ “Daredevil: Born Again.”
“Daredevil: Born Again” Disney+ Release Date
Last July, during the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, announced that “Daredevil: Born Again” an Original series starring Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, would be coming to Disney+ in Spring 2024, however with filming temporarily paused due to the writers/actors strike, the release date will likely be pushed back. We will update this article once a Disney+ release date is officially announced.
“Daredevil: Born Again” Plot
Specific plot details for “Daredevil: Born Again” are being kept under wraps however given the show’s titles, it is possible the storyline will follow the story arc from the comics #227-231 by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli.
We do know that the series will be a reboot rather than a continuation of the original “Daredevil series..” At the D23 Expo in September 2022, Charlie Cox told Extra TV, “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.”
As Den of Geek explains, Born Again is one of the comic’s darkest plotlines and, if replicated, would be heavier than anything yet committed to screen from the MCU.
The comic’s plot arc concerns Karen Page revealing Daredevil’s secret identity to Kingpin for drug money. Kingpin uses this information to break apart Matt Murdock’s life, leaving him broke, homeless and losing the will to live. After helping Karen kick the habit, Daredevil ultimately teams up with Captain America to take on the supersoldier Nuke.
As the site notes, some of the plot elements of the story arc have already been used by Netflix, but there’s still plenty of material there for the new series to use if it’s not seen as being a bit too much.
“Daredevil: Born Again” Cast
“Daredevil: Born Again” is an Original Disney+ series that will star Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Cox originally played Matt Murdock/Daredevil in the Marvel series on Netflix from 2015 to 2018. He also appeared in the spinoff series, The Defenders. Most recently his character had a cameo appearance in Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk Attorney at Law.
Vincent D’Onofrio who played Wilson Fisk in the original “Daredevil” series recently reprised his role as Kingpin, in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. The two will also reprise their roles in the upcoming Echo series on Disney+ which will arrive on Disney+ on November 29, 2023.
Recently it was confirmed that Jon Bernthal will also be reprising his role as Frank Castle aka The Punisher in the series. Bernthal first played the character in the second season of Netflix’s original Daredevil series which spawned “The Punisher” series which ran for two seasons 2017-19.
Sopranos prequel actor Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark) has joined the cast of Born Again in a major role and Margarita Levieva (The Deuce) and Sandrine Holt (American Gigolo) have also boarded the series. Holt will reportedly play Vanessa Fisk, the wife of Wilson Fisk. Arty Froushan (Carnival Row) has been reportedly cast to play Harry, one of the main characters opposite Cox and D’Onofrio. Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon) and Michael Gaston (Chicago P.D., Mayor of Kingstown) have also been cast in undisclosed roles.
Clark Johnson (Evil, Bosch) is also set to recur and direct two episodes.
It’s been reported that Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll will not be reprising their respective roles of Foggy Nelson and Karen Page in the new series.
Who is Writing and Directing “Daredevil: Born Again?”
The series will be written and executive produced by Covert Affairs creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord.
According to The Cosmic Circus, additional writers have been revealed for the series. The outlet reports that they have uncovered several writers that will be working on the show including David Feige, Thomas Wong, Jill Blankenship, Zachary Reiter, Grainne Godfree, Devon Kliger, and Aisha Porter-Christie.
Michael Cuesta will be directing the pilot (Dexter, Homeland). Jeffery Machmanoff (Lovecraft Country), Clark Johnson (The Shield), and David Boyd (The Walking Dead) will also serve as directors on the project.
“Daredevil: Born Again” How Many Episodes?
Season 1 of “Daredevil: Born Again” will consist of 18 episodes, however, there has been speculation the season could be split into two parts of nine episodes each, but that has not been confirmed.
“Daredevil: Born Again” Rating
According to insider Daniel Richtman, “Daredevil: Born Again” will “likely” be TV-MA, which is the television equivalent of rated R. The former Netflix series is available to stream now on Disney+ and also carries the TV-MA rating.
“Daredevil” Seasons 1-3 Where To Watch?
Seasons 1-3 of the original “Daredevil” series that previously streamed on Netflix are now available to stream on Disney+.