Despite things looking a little rocky in the land of Marvel—Edgar Wright’s left Ant-Man, and Drew Goddard was replaced by Steven S. DeKnight as the showrunner for the Marvel Netflix series, Daredevil—production on various projects keeps chugging along. Case in point: Marvel’s Daredevil. The Netflix series now has cast its hero, The Man Without Fear.
Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox will star as the blind lawyer/acrobatic superhero/defender of Hell’s Kitchen.
Moreover, despite some fan hopes of a 1970-set series, a PR release highlighting Cox’s casting notes the series will take place in modern day:
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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