The Netflix Daredevil series was a smashing success, garnering a 98% on rotten tomatoes and a weighted average on Metacritic of 75/100. Approximately four point four million people viewed at least one episode using various Netflix-connected devices. The episode “Speak of the Devil” was nominated for two Emmys: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (The results are still pending), and Charlie Cox was honored by the American Foundation for the Blind with the Helen Keller Award, for those men and women who have “demonstrated outstanding achievement in improving quality of life for people with vision loss.”
It’s not unexpected, then, that Netflix and Marvel have announced a season two, set to premiere some time in 2016 (presumably all at the same time, as did the first season). What will change? For one, the cast will get a big addition: Jon Bernthal will join the other main actors and actresses as Marvel’s dangerous vigilante killer, Punisher. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are replacing Steven S. DeKnight as the showrunners. Both men worked as writers on the first season and worked closely with DeKnight and series creator Drew Goddard. Finally, actress Élodie Yung joins the cast as Daredevil’s comic-book love interest Elektra.
Daredevil’s part in a bigger Marvel New York scheme — which includes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Defenders — was hinted by previous showrunner DeKnight (and the first season itself), who also said there are things planned for the second season he “can’t even hint at.” New showrunner Ramirez referred to the second season as Daredevil verses Punisher. Filming began in July of 2015 in East Harlem under the name Ringside. Surely, Netflix looks to impress even further.
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