There are a lot of ways to go with a series about ‘Daredevil‘ but showrunner Steven S. DeKnight recently actually gave a hint of the feel for the show. Think about how gritty New York was in the 70s, throw in the Man Without Fear, and we’ve got an excellent vibe that is going to really give the street levels heroes a noir feel.

As ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ felt like a political thriller out of the 70s (with super heroes and modern technology) this concept doesn’t feel like a stretch. It’ll be very interesting to see Charlie Cox as Daredevil trying to clean up Hell’s Kitchen from the likes of Vincent D’Onofrio as the Kingpin.

Here’s what he actually has to say about the show while at the red carpet premiere for Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘.

“We’re going for a very gritty, 1970s New York feel for the [‘Daredevil’] show. We love the idea of beauty in the decay of the city, and Hell’s Kitchen being a place that is both horrible and beautiful at the same time. That’s why Matt Murdock loves it so much and wants to protect it.”

You can watch the actual clip the quote is from below!

One would assume that this is just the planned feel for Hell’s Kitchen so that future crossovers with existing characters could feasibly happen. In fact, this is a very similar feel seen in Joe Carnahan‘s sizzle reel before the rights of ‘Daredevil’ reverted back to Marvel.

What do you think about DeKnight’s view of how Daredevil should be on the small screen when released? Are you excited for the first of Netflix’s shows? Share your thoughts below true believers!


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.

‘Daredevil’ is set to premiere on Netflix in 2015 and stars Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Elden Henson.

Source: Screen Rant.