USA / Netflix – ABC Studios – Marvel Television / 13×60 minute episodes / Released 10 April 2015
Creator: Drew Goddard / Title Sequence: Elastic / Executive Producers: Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Goddard, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory, Dan Buckley, Joe Quesada, Stan Lee, Alan Fine, Cindy Holland, Kris Henigman, Allie Goss, Peter Friedlander
Netflix presents the first of it’s Marvel series with the arrival of Dardevil which sees blind lawyer Matt Burdock using the heightened senses he has accumulated over the years to fight crime on the Streets of New York City especially when nighttime comes and evens up the playing field somewhat.
In the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe the series takes place after the events of the first Avengers film. There is also a bit of an Agents of SHIELD tie in with the character of Carl “Crusher” Creel being mentioned in Daredevil.
Like all Netflix shows all 13 episodes were made available for viewing at the same time. The character was created for Marvel by Stan Lee and Bill Everett and as previously seen on the big screen in a so-so production with Ben Affleck in the lead role.
Daredevil is one of four Marvel shows Netflix will premiere in 2015 the others being Jessica Jones, Luke Cahe and Iron Fist with the possibility that all four characters will team up in a series called The Defenders.
Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock aka Daredevil
Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin
Toby Leonard Moore as Wesley
Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich
Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley
Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Marianna
Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple