The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen will make his triumphant return. We learned from Variety that a Daredevil series is in development at Disney Plus, with two names attached to write and executive produce. 

According to Variety‘s sources, Covert Affairs creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord will write and executive produce the new Daredevil outing, although Marvel hasn’t made an official announcement yet. 

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We’ve seen speculation circling the web for months now, notably when Marvel canonized Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin by introducing them into the MCU proper. D’Onofrio appeared on Disney Plus’s Hawkeye as the antagonist opposite Jeremy Renner‘s Clint Barton and Hailee Steinfeld‘s Kate Bishop. Cox made a cameo as Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) lawyer in Marvel/Sony’s blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Daredevil premiered on April 10, 2015, on Netflix, as the first of Marvel’s Defenders series. Starring Cox as the titular character, the show ran three seasons, bowing out on October 19, 2018. Other Defenders programs included Jessica Jones, led by Krysten RitterLuke Cage starring Mike Colter and Iron Fist, with Finn Jones at the forefront. All four street-level heroes combined forces for The Defenders, an eight-episode mini-series that premiered on August 18, 2017. 

Jon Bernthal, who appeared in Daredevil as Frank Castle, also got a series, The Punisher, debuting on November 17, 2017, and bidding farewell on January 18, 2019. Netflix eventually canceled all of its Marvel programming. The deal between the mega-companies included a clause stating that Marvel-Netflix characters couldn’t appear in any non-Netflix productions for two years post-cancellation. 

What does this mean for the other ex-Netflix/Marvel properties? Disney might go the route of Daredevil and present a soft reboot (although I can’t picture them helming a new Punisher series given the nature of its content). Regardless, I’m thrilled to see Matt Murdock get his time in the limelight again, and Charlie Cox will always be Daredevil to me. 

Are you excited to see Charlie Cox suit up as the Man Without Fear again? Sound off in the comments below!

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