Since the beginning, I’ve been as skeptical as anyone about Marvel and Netflix teaming up for Daredevil. I’m still gun-shy from the last attempt to adapt my all-time favorite comic, and the earliest looks didn’t exactly inspire confidence (I’m not as concerned about the suit as most people, though I’m not not concerned). But as we draw closer to the April 10 release date, the early reviews have been strong (especially from sources whose opinions I trust), and the recent promotion, including two new trailers, has got me stoked for this, at least cautiously so.
It looks dark and gritty, and there is supposedly lots of blood and even swearing, so it seems all that talk of going grim was more than simple rhetoric. Hopefully that’s the case. As much as I enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it could certainly use an infusion of shadows and street level vigilante justice.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Marvel’s Daredevil is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.
Daredevil stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, and Voncie Curtis-Hall. All 13 episodes will be available on Netflix on April 10. Check out the new trailers below.