Like the filming of Daredevil: Born Again approaching, new writers have been added to the Disney+ series. Authors 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 this will be their first time writing for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to Cosmic Circus, Blankenship was involved in writing for Arrowwrites the episode himself Arrow which would lead to spinoff shows Green Arrow and the Canary Islands. 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 will be interesting to see how they set Daredevil: Born Again together.
In addition to the writers, new cast members have been added to the series. It was previously announced Severance pay star Nikki M. James will join in Born again crew. Vincent D’Onofriowho played the villain Kingpin in Hawkeye, will reprise his role as the antagonist. Except Charlie Coxwho plays the lawyer/vigilante, and D’Onofrio, there has been no other confirmation of cast members from the previous Netflix Daredevil shows back for Born again. However, Cox talked about the possible return of Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) and Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) at the German Comic Con Winter Edition.
Although the action of Born again is being kept under wraps, we do know that the stand-alone Marvel Cinematic Universe series will follow the life of Matt Murdock as he juggles his life as a lawyer while working late nights as Hell’s Kitchen’s vigilante hero.
In an interview with Comicbook, Cox stated that he is intrigued to see how the show will turn out, adding that he envisions it having an element of old-school procedural shows. He noted that there is something interesting about spending time in a superhero’s everyday life. He said;
“I imagine there’s going to be an element of it that’s like the old procedural show. Not necessarily case of the week, but something where we go deep into lawyer Matt Murdock and get to see what his life is like. If it’s done right and he really gets dirty in that world … I think there’s something quite interesting about that, spending a lot of time in the everyday life of a superhero and really earning the moments when he suits up.”
Daredevil: Born Again expected to premiere on Disney+ in spring 2024. Checkout Collider’s conversation with D’Onofrio below: