Daredevil is “like a 13-hour film” declares Vincent D’Onofrio. The series, in which D’Onofrio plays the criminal mastermind Kingpin, begins streaming on Netflix this April and it’s grittier and darker than anything you’ve seen from Marvel before.
It is the first of four series that Marvel currently has planned in collaboration with Netflix, and it promises to deliver a change of pace. “It gets truly deep,” D’Onofrio explained to Collider, “emotionally, it goes places that I don’t think anybody is going to expect.”
The bloody battle between good and evil takes place on the streets of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. We worked on set in New York throughout the show’s production and on over 1000 shots across the series, and we can attest that it’s a big departure from the clean-cut versions Marvel have previously delivered to the silver screen. (It’s no coincidence either that Daredevil’s costume is a nod to Frank Miller’s earlier and darker iteration of the character, as seen in Man Without Fear.)
Over the 13 episode arc we follow lawyer-by-day, hero-by-night Matt Murdock on his mission to make the city a safer place against the underground terror that’s taken hold within it.
To whet your appetite watch the trailer below. And for an added bonus, see if you can spot the Avengers reference!
All episodes of Marvel’s Daredevil will be available only on Netflix on April 10. Starring: Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio.