‘Daredevil’ is the first Netflix/Marvel collaboration, leading off a pack that also includes ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Iron Fist’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ before leading into a miniseries starring ‘The Defenders’.  Despite rumors of Zac Efron being offered a Marvel role, it’s clearly not that of Daredevil/Matt Murdoch, as that role has been granted to ‘Boardwalk Empire’ alum Charlie Cox (there’s still Iron Fist, buddy!).  ‘Daredevil’ is slated for a 13-episode first season on the streaming site Netflix as are the subsequent Marvel shows, which will all lead up to ‘The Defenders’ which, fingers crossed, will be the TV version of ‘The Avengers’.

Steven S. DeKnight (‘Spartacus’, ‘Buffy’) will serve as showrunner for the new series.  DeKnight takes over for Drew Goddard who moved on to handle Sony’s ‘Sinister Six’ movie.

Cox has filmed a number of pilots, which unfortunately did not move forward.  He was attached to the CBS ‘Wall Street’ pilot produced by John Cusack.  He then moved on to CBS’s ‘The Ordained’ which also didn’t get picked up.  He did star in Neil Gaiman’s ‘Stardust’ movie based on his novel.  But it seems like things have worked out for him as this is probably a higher profile gig.

In addition to the casting news, Marvel also released this official synopsis for the 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.

What do you think?  Will Cox make a good Matt Murdoch?

Source: THR