- Marvel’s new Daredevil series has new creative talent behind the scenes.
- A veteran of Marvel’s The Punisher is on board to lead the show.
- The series will take on a darker tone in its new incarnation.
Changes continue to happen for Marvel’s new planned Daredevil series, which is currently on hiatus due to the actors’ strike. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporterthe company has hired a brand new showrunner and director.
It comes at a time when the Marvel team is changing the way it produces television series, moving to a more traditional model where there is an overall showrunner who retains more creative control.
That means Daredevil: Born Again will see Charlie Cox reprise his role as blind lawyer and vigilante Matt Murdock, and Vincent D’Onofrio’s hulking, villainous kingpin from the Netflix incarnation of the character becoming the main cast member after appearances in various MCU projects .
What’s happened with Daredevil: Born Again so far?
With Daredevil: Born Again, Marvel would triumphantly prove that it could take on a character brought to television screens elsewhere and produced by another small-screen Marvel team.
Commissioned by writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman, the film was slated for a massive 18-episode, two-season shoot, and cameras began rolling back in March.
When production was halted due to the writers’ strike, less than half the episodes had been filmed, but that was far from the only problem.
According to previous reports, executives weren’t happy with the direction the series was taking (which makes us wonder why they greenlit the series at the script stage), including the fact that Cox reportedly didn’t appear in costume until episode four Daredevil showed up.
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Who are the new people on board Daredevil: Born Again?
Dario Scardapane, the new showrunner, has experience in Marvel TV, having worked on The Punisher during the Netflix era and most recently as part of the team behind Prime Video’s Jack Ryan.
He will be responsible for revamping the feel of the show, making it more serialized and darker, and closer to the Netflix version of the show.
While some of the footage already shot will be used, his job will be to figure out how to incorporate it and write new material to give the show a new direction.
Directors David Boyd and Michael Cuesta were also fired and replaced by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the directing team that became famous for their stylish, twisty, low-budget thrillers and now has Marvel experience thanks to their work on Season 2 of Moon Knight and Loki.
They will no doubt bring some of their signature style to the show.
What does the future hold for Daredevil: Born Again?
Currently, the release schedule for releasing the series on Disney+ is in flux – no set date has been announced. And we don’t know how many episodes the series will have in its current version.
Additionally, the effects of the actors’ strike are still being felt, so nothing of the new version will be filmed until the issue is resolved (which looks good for a deal, possibly as soon as this week).