Like the filming of Daredevil: Born Again draws closer, new writers have been added to the Disney+ series team. Writers Jill Blankenship and Grainne Godfree will write the 18-episode superhero TV series slated for release in 2024. Blankenship and Godfree are no strangers to superhero scripts as they were both writers for The CW’s Arrowverse, though that’s the first time writing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to Cosmic Circus, Blankenship wrote for Arroweven writing the episode of Arrow which was supposed to lead to a spin-off show Green Arrow and the Canaries. On the other hand, Godfree wrote for the flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. With Godfree and Blankenship’s familiarity with superhero scripts, it’ll be interesting to see how they put Daredevil: Born Again together.
In addition to the writers, new actors have been added to the series. It was announced earlier that Breakup Star Nikki M. James will join the born again crew. Vincent D’Onofriowho played the villainous Kingpin in Hawk Eye, will resume his role as antagonist. Apart Charlie Coxwho plays the lawyer / vigilante, and D’Onofrio, there has been no further confirmation from the cast of the previous Netflix daredevil comeback show for born again. However, Cox spoke about the possible return of Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) at German Comic Con Winter Edition.
Although the plot of born again is being kept under wraps, we know the standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe series will follow the life of Matt Murdock as he juggles his life as a lawyer while working late nights as the vigilante hero of Hell’s Kitchen.
In an interview with Comicbook, Cox said he was fascinated to see how the series would play out, adding that he imagined it would have an element of an old-school procedural series. He noted that there was something interesting about spending time in the daily life of a superhero. He said;
“I imagine there’s going to be an element that feels like the old-school procedural show. Not necessarily the case of the week, but something where we dig deeper into Matt Murdock’s attorney and find out what his life is like. If it’s done right and he really gets his hands dirty with this world… I think there’s something pretty interesting about it, spending a lot of time in the day-to-day life of a superhero and you really win the times when he gets dressed.”
Daredevil: Born Again is set to premiere on Disney+ in the spring of 2024. Check out Check Collider’s conversation with D’Onofrio below:
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