Michael Cuesta (“Dexter,” Homeland”) is set to direct the first episode of “Daredevil: Born Again,” according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Charlie Cox is returning in the role of the superhero and Vincent D’Onofrio is returning as his iconic adversary, Wilson Fisk aka the Kingpin. Titled “Daredevil: Born Again,” the new series will be 18 episodes and is set to debut in Spring 2024 on Disney+.
Production is set to begin in New York this month. Other directors are being eyed to direct the next batch of episodes in the series.
Additional cast include Michael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva, Sandrine Holt and Michael Gaston. Holt is playing the wife of the Kingpin, Vanessa Fisk.
Cox will reprise the Marvel role five years after the show was canceled on Netflix in 2018. “Daredevil” ran on Netflix for three seasons and aired a total of 39 episodes. The series’ move from Netflix to Disney+ isn’t all that surprising, as the rights to the characters reverted back to Disney in 2021.
Cuesta is best known for directing the pilots to both “Dexter” and “Homeland,” for which he earned an Emmy nomination on the latter. Other pilots Cuesta directed include “Blue Blood” and “Elementary.”
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.