In news that likely won’t surprise too many people, Netflix is giving Marvel Comics’ Man Without Fear another shot on their streaming service.
According to an announcement straight from Marvel Entertainment, Netflix has renewed “Daredevil” for a second season with all of the principle cast members — Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D’Onofrio — all expected to return. “Daredevil” takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe first established by the original Iron Man film in 2008, and takes place in the same shared world as films like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as other TV series like “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Agent Carter.”
“Daredevil’s” first season followed the story of Matt Murdock, born and raised in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, and who spent the first ten (or so) years of his life with his single father: the boxer “Battlin'” Jack Murdock. After a traffic accident involving some chemicals leaves him blind, his other remaining senses are enhanced to superhuman levels, which allows him a level of agility that a normal person couldn’t hope to attain. After losing his father to organized crime after he refused to purposefully lose a fight, he dedicated himself to his studies and eventually earned a law degree. His father’s fighting spirit combined with his strong sense of justice would give rise to Daredevil, the Man Without Fear.
In addition to “Daredevil” having a longer-lived home on Netflix, the streaming service will also be launching another Marvel Cinematic Universe series, “AKA Jessica Jones,” later this year. It will be followed by “Luke Cage” in 2016, as well as an “Iron Fist” series and a mini-series devoted to the superhero team “The Defenders.”
Netflix has been enjoying a great level of new success recently, likely based on the appeal of original programming like “Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” The partnership between the streaming giant and Marvel will only continue to get stronger as time goes on, and we’ll have to see if future partnerships between the two are as powerful as this one has proved to be. For more new developments of Marvel on TV, keep it on GeekNation.
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