Daredevil Will Prowl Our Screens In April
Netflix announces release dates for several shows
We’ve been waiting to find out when the first of the Netflix/Marvel TV series might hit our tellies (and various other streaming screens) and now we know: Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock will be cleaning up the mean streets of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen from April 10.
With Spartacus TV man Steven S. DeKnight wrangling the show, Daredevil will kick off the companies’ attempt to launch a linked set of adventures for heroes including Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist, with the characters eventually uniting for a Defenders miniseries.
Cox is joined by Elden Henson as Murdock’s law partner and pal Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as aide/potential life partner Karen Page, Vincent D’Onofrio as baddie Winston “Kingpin” Fisk and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. All 13 episodes of the show’s first season will debut at once, as is Netflix’s usual style.
And that wasn’t the only series to score a date, as Netflix executives went on an announcement binge at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Among the other series set to show up include The Adventures Of Puss In Boots (Jan 16), Mattel toy spin-off Ever After High (February 6), Mako Mermaids (February 13), Tina Fey’s new comedy The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (March 6), legal thriller Bloodline (March 20) and comedy Grace And Frankie (May 8). In related news, Netflix has renewed its period drama Marco Polo for a second run of ten episodes.