The third season of Daredevil is officially premiering on Netflix this year.
Speaking at a Q2 earnings call, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos said: “In the short term, we’ve got new seasons coming up, in the second half of this year, of Orange is the New Black, Ozark, Iron Fist, Daredevil, Narcos, the finale of House of Cards, the follow-up series to Making a Murderer,.”
Many people assumed that the third season wouldn’t premiere until next year, as Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist are all on their way this year, so another Marvel/Netflix season seemed unlikely. However, this has been disproven by Sarandos.
He didn’t give an exact date of when we could start binging on it, however as we know that Iron Fist is coming on September 7, it makes sense that the online streaming service would want to space things out. Therefore, we expect to see it in November/December this year.
If you haven’t yet seen Marvel’s Daredevil, or simply Daredevil, don’t panic. You can still watch it all on Netflix. It’s set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise, and is the first in a series of shows that lead to The Defenders crossover miniseries.
Charlie Cox stars as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, who is a blind lawyer-by-day. However, he also fights crime as a masked vigilante by night.
Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D’Onofrio also star, with Toby Leonard Moore, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Bob Gunton, and Ayelet Zurer joining them for the first season, Jon Bernthal, Élodie Yung, and Stephen Rider joining the cast for season two, and Wilson Bethel and Jay Ali joining in the third season.
Daredevil entered development in late 2013, a year after the film rights to the character reverted to Marvel, with Goddard initially hired in December 2013. DeKnight replaced him as showrunner and Cox was hired to star in May 2014. Filming takes place in New York City, in areas that still look like the old Hell’s Kitchen.
All episodes of the first season were released on Netflix on April 10, 2015, while the second season was released in its entirety on March 18, 2016. They were met with positive reviews. In July 2016, the series was renewed for a third season; filming for the season began in November 2017. A spin-off series, centered on Bernthal’s character Frank Castle/Punisher and titled Marvel’s The Punisher, was ordered by Netflix in April 2016, and released in November 2017.
This is all pretty exciting stuff. For those of you who are Marvel nerds, it looks like the whole of 2018 is due to be a binge-fest like no other. God bless the Netflix gods.