Marvel series Daredevil set to be revived on Disney+

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Marvel’s hit show Daredevil is set to be revived on Disney+, according to reports.

The show, which originally aired on Netflix, was cancelled in 2018 but according to Variety, Matt Corman and Chris Ord have been hired to write and executive produce a potential new series.

Though Marvel hasn’t officially confirmed the news, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio (who play Matt Murdock and The Kingpin) have recently appeared in other MCU projects, hinting that the organisation is paving the way for their reintroduction to audiences.

Cox made a cameo appearance alongside Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home, while D’Onofrio appeared as the antagonist in the new Disney+ TV series Hawkeye.

Daredevil follows the story of Matt Murdock, a lawyer who lives in Hell’s Kitchen, a particularly violent part of New York.

A devout Catholic, Murdock was blinded in an accident with toxic chemicals that enhanced all his other senses, allowing him to go out at night and deliver (non-legal) justice.

The series was cancelled after three episodes, alongside the various series it was linked to: Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Punisher.

The shows, along with panned crossover series The Defenders, are currently available on Disney+.

Daredevil received rave reviews when it first aired in 2015; the first series currently has a 99 per cent critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 93 per cent audience rating, with viewers praising the show’s gritty tone and fight choreography.

A potential revival of the show would also complement Marvel’s expanding roster of small screen projects.

In addition to already-released shows such as WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye and Moon Night, new offering Ms. Marvel is due to debut on the streaming platform on June 8.

Starring Iman Vellani as the titular Ms Marvel, or Kamala Khan, the series follows her journey to become the MCU’s first female Muslim superhero.

Speaking to Den of Geek, Vellani explained that the upcoming show would lean into the lighter side of Marvel offerings.

“We really wanted to lean into that corniness of growing up because it’s embarrassing and awkward,” she said.

“Kamala gets to go on a journey of self-discovery and figuring out how she fits into this world, if she can fit in with the Avengers, and what it means to be a superhero.”

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