Earlier this month, it was revealed that Marvel Studios was doing a major overhaul on how it produces its Disney+ shows moving forward, as they’ve found its methods for creating its films doesn’t work as well for television, so it is going shift to a more traditional television model, where there is a showrunner creating the show throughout, rather than relying on post-production to put everything together.
Earlier this summer, Marvel Studios started filming a new series, “Daredevil: Born Again”, which would see Charlie Cox return in the role of Daredevil and Vincent D Onofrio as the Kingpin, with Jon Bernthal also returning as Frank Castle, aka “The Punisher.” Filming was suspended when the actor’s strike began and over the summer, the executives took a look at what had been created and decided to basically restart the entire project, removing the creative team, as the show was resembling more of a legal procedural that wasn’t anything like the Netflix show, which is known for its action and violence. That version of the show didn’t even have Daredevil show up in his costume until the fourth episode.
According to THR, Marvel Studios has found its creative team for the Disney+ series, “Daredevil: Born Again”. Dario Scardapane is going to be the showrunner on the series, having previously worked on “The Punisher” and “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”. He will be writing the rest of the series and trying to incorporate as much of what’s already been shot as possible. The team of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead will be directing the rest of the series. The duo have recently worked on Marvel’s “Loki” and “Moon Knight” series.
Originally, the show was announced to be coming out in 2024 and would be longest Marvel series for Disney+ with 18 episodes, but with the strikes and now the creative restart, the release date has been pushed back. It’s also unclear if the show will remain at 18 episodes. The new series is going to be more serialised,.
Marvel is also now looking at creating less limited series and more, multiple-season shows, which “Daredevil” fits more into. While Netflix ran “Daredevil” for three seasons, this new version is not a continuation of that show and will be new, suggesting that the former Netflix original shows are in a different multiverse.
Hopefully, filming can resume on “Daredevil: Born Again” later this year, once the actor’s strike is resolved, but in the meantime, you can check out the “Daredevil” show on Disney+ now. And in the New Year, Disney+ will be releasing “Echo”, which will also feature both Daredevil and the Kingpin!
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