Marvel’s DAREDEVIL Series Taps Charlie Cox as Lead [Updated with Confirmation of Cox’s Casting and Modern-Day Setting]

     May 27, 2014

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Fans of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire should recognize Marvel/Netflix’s recently tapped Daredevil lead, Charlie Cox.  This news comes just a few days after it was reported that Drew Goddard has exited the project (though he’ll stay on as a consultant), with Spartacus’ Steven S. DeKnight  taking over showrunner duties.  While the drama behind the scenes continues to unfold over at Marvel, Cox is set to step in front of the camera as Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer/crimefighter in “modern day Hell’s Kitchen.”  The series, one of four, is set to run for 13 episodes next year.  Hit the jump for more [including our updated confirmation from Marvel].

charlie-cox-daredevilLatino Review reports that Cox will lead the Marvel/Netflix series, Daredevil, making him the first actor cast in a role for any of their new shows.  That makes sense, since Daredevil will be the first of the four series out of the gates, with Jessica Jones, Iron FistLuke Cage and the miniseries The Defenders following after.  As of this writing, Melissa Rosenberg is still shepherding Jessica Jones, but any other casting and creative additions remain under wraps.  All of the series will shoot in New York with Daredevil expected to start this summer.

As for Cox, his most notable role may be that of Owen Slater on Boardwalk Empire, but he’s also had turns in The Merchant of Venice, Stardust, the first episode of Downton Abbey, and Gary Shore’s upcoming Dracula drama, Dracula Untold, starring Luke Evans in the title role.  We’re still awaiting official confirmation on his Daredevil casting, an announcement which might very well come with the series first image and first look at Cox in the iconic costume.  Stay tuned!

Update: Marvel has responded (though not with the image I teased you about) with confirmation of Cox as Murdock/Daredevil, “the man without fear.”

charlie-cox-daredevilMarvel 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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