Netflix brings release date of new Marvel series Daredevil forward

The superhero show will air worldwide on 10 April this year

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Good news Marvel fans, the Netflix TV series of Daredevil is set to premiere sooner than you might have expected – this spring in fact.

The 13-episode run will air in full worldwide on 10 April, starring British Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox in the lead as a lawyer who moonlights as a superhero.

Cox is replacing Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, after the movie hit cinemas in 2003 to largely negative reviews. Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio and True Blood’s Deborah Ann Woll also feature in the cast. 

Marvel and Netflix have released a dramatic new poster along with the scheduling news, showing two D’s illuminated in red over the New York City skyline.

The poster for Marvel and Netflix series Daredevil

The official synopsis reveals that the storyline will follow Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary sense, as he battles injustice by night in “modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City”.

Daredevil is intended as the first in five upcoming Marvel series, with others due to focus on Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Iron Fist before the four team up for another show, The Defenders.

Popular Netflix period drama Marco Polo has also recently been recommissioned for a second series.