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Marvel's Daredevil Series Will Premiere On Netflix Sooner Than We Thought

Netflix announced a number of new series premiere dates today, among which is their highly anticipated Marvel series, Daredevil. We were expecting that one to drop in May, however Netflix has the drama lined up to arrive on Friday, April 10, 2015 with 13 one-hour episodes. Not long after Netflix released the news, Marvel delivered this teasy motion poster celebrating Daredevil's anticipated arrival...

Marvel's Daredevil follows Matt Murdock, a man who was blinded as a boy but gained extraordinary senses, which he now uses to fight against injustice. By day, he fights for justice as an attorney, and by night, he's fighting the good fight as Daredevil. The Netflix series will be set in the modern day in Hell's Kitchen, New York City. Here's the cast list:

Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / DaredevilVincent D’Onofrio as Wilson FiskRosario Dawson as Claire TempleDeborah Ann Woll as Karen PageElden Henson as Foggy NelsonVondie Curtis Hall as Ben UlrichScott Glenn as StickAyelet Zurer as Vanessa MariannaBob Gunton and Leland OwlseyToby Leonard Moore as Wesley

There are a number of reasons to be excited about Daredevil. Not only is it one more Marvel-related story being adapted for television, but it's coming to Netflix, where it won't be bound by the content restrictions that apply to network television. What's more, the series is being executive produced by Steven S. DeKnight, Jeph Loeb and Drew Goddard, all of whom have the right kind of experience for a show like this.

Drew Goddard's credits include Bad Robot's Lost and Alias, as well as working with Avengers helmer and TV great Joss Whedon on The Cabin in the Woods. Jeph Loeb, meanwhile, has executive produced both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, as well as a number of other Marvel and comic-book-related TV projects. And last, but not least, there's showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, whose credits include Buffty the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Dollhouse and most recently, Starz's bloody great Spartacus series.

As mentioned, we thought we were going to have to wait until May for Daredevil to arrive and give us a reason to spend the weekend inside, binge-watching Netflix. But it's coming about a month sooner, which is certainly great news for those of us who are excited to see how the character will be adapted for the small screen. With just four months to go, we'll hopefully see a trailer for the series sometime soon.

Daredevil will be made available globally upon release in all territories where Netflix is available.

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Also announced today were the premiere dates for some of Netflix (opens in new tab)'s other new series, including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Friday, March 6, 2015), Bloodline (Friday, March 20, 2015) and Grace and Frankie (Friday, May 8, 2015). They also included word that Marco Polo has been renewed for a second season.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.