Earlier Latino-Review reported a rumor that Stardust and Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox could be Matt Murdock aka Daredevil in Marvel Entertainment’s upcoming Netflix series.
Now Marvel has made it official Cox will indeed star as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer by day and crime-fighting hero Daredevil by night in the 13-episode drama.
The press release is as follows:
Marvel is proud to announce that acclaimed actor Charlie Cox has joined “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his acclaimed work in “Boardwalk Empire” and “Stardust,” Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios.
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It was revealed just a couple days ago that The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard had stepped away from the series in order to focus on Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six, though Marvel has said he will remain an executive producer. Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus) is now the showrunner on the series.
Daredevil is one of four new shows that will debut on Netflix from Marvel Entertainment which will run 13 episodes each. The others are Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones. They will culminate in a mini-series called The Defenders, that brings them all together. Production is scheduled to begin on the series this summer with a target release in 2015.
Source: Latino Review