After the announcement that Stephen S. DeKnight had taking directing duty from Drew Goddard on Marvel’s Daredevil, we didn’t know if that left the show in a bit of hiatus or not. It looks like things are full steam ahead, as today we get official news that Charlie Cox has been named as Matthew Murdock, ‘The Man Without Fear’.
Cox is best known for his roles in Boardwalk Empire and Stardust and I think he’ll be great for the role. The show is going to take place entirely in New York City, and filming is beginning this summer. Hopefully more casting news (ahem Kingpin) and our first look at Cox in the costume comes soon.
Here’s the official announcement
Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed actor Charlie Cox has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his acclaimed work in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Stardust,” Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
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.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios.
Marvel’s Daredevil will be shown on Netflix in collaboration with Marvel Television and ABC Studios. As more news comes, make sure you Stay Tuned to DFAT for more announcements!