‘Daredevil’ has experienced a lot of changes behind the scenes. The show was created by Drew Goddard and Steven S, DeKnight served as the showrunner for the first season. Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez took over as showrunners for the second season, but now Erik Oleson has assumed those duties for the in-production third.
One sure-to-be bright spot of the newest season will be the return to prominence of Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, played by Vincent D’Onofrio, who was stuck behind bars in the second season. Reportedly the new episodes will draw from the comic book storyline ‘Born Again’ which was teased at the end of the team-up series ‘The Defenders’.
D’Onofrio offered a bit of insight into what to expect from his character, coming up:
“It’s hard to top the first season, with Steven DeKnight’s writing, but Erik Oleson (the new showrunner) is a very good writer. I’ve shot some pretty cool scenes, so far. It’s different, but it’s very Fisk. It’s still very emotional. The character is evolving. His whole deal is based on emotion, so we’re taking him down that role further.
“There are new focuses and new goals. That’s all I can say. If it was up to me, I would go on and on and on about it because it’s so interesting, but it’s so important to them, for us to keep our mouths shut.
“We’ve already shot some things that are just going to be neat for the fans. There’s some awesome things that are very much in the history of Fisk and Daredevil, that people have been waiting for. We’ve already put some of that stuff in the can, and there’s a lot more to do. I think they’re gonna be very happy.”
Fisk is a standout character and many consider him one of the best live action supervillains in any of the various Marvel properties. Hopefully, fans can look forward to his upcoming growth and evolution.
No release has been announced for ‘Daredevil’ Season Three, but it should arrive sometime in late 2018.
In the meantime, D’Onofrio can currently be seen in the Netflix original movie ‘El Camino Christmas’.