It’s official: the second season of Marvel and Netflix’s superhero drama Daredevil now has a trailer and a release date.
We’re about to find out if the streets of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen have got any safer. Season 2, which will be available to stream in full on March 18th, will find the series’ protagonist facing a life-altering choice and force him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.
Previously, the premiere date was set for March 25th, which meant the binge-watch bonanza would share a date with another of Shade VFX’s clients, the Warner Bros. film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now, the 13 one-hour episodes will launch a week earlier so fans of the series can follow Matt Murdock and his vigilante alter-ego Daredevil on their mission to clean up the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen – with no superhero scheduling conflicts to interfere!
Once again, we’re proud to announce that we’ve worked on the visual effects for the new series, which is being helmed by showrunners Marco Ramirez (Sons of Anarchy, Fear the Walking Dead) and Douglas Petrie (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, American Horror Story). They’re also the show’s Executive Producers alongside Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Jessica Jones).
When we last left Daredevil, he had all but vanquished Wilson Fisk’s Kingpin for good. Yet in Season 2, Daredevil’s work is far from over. Not only will the Vincent D’onofrio-played villain return, there will be new forces rising in Hell’s Kitchen and the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in the ominous Frank Castle aka The Punisher, as well as face an old flame by the name of Elektra Natchios.
Season 1 pulled a slew of influences from Frank Miller’s comic book creation, including characters and visual cues like costuming, and the second season looks like it will continue in that fashion. The “smokin’ Greek girl” from Matt’s past that was eluded to in Season 1? That’s Elektra, and she’s quite possibly the single most pivotal character in Daredevil mythology. Luke Cage, who featured heavily in Season 1 of Jessica Jones and who has his own show on the horizon also looks set to make an appearance.
All 13 episodes of Daredevil premiere on Netflix on March 18th at 12:01 a.m, mark your calendar.