The show follows the dual life of New York City lawyer Matthew Murdock, played by Boardwalk Empire alum Charlie Cox. Blinded as a boy, he discovered that not only were his remaining four senses heightened to superhuman levels, but he also gained a radar sense, which allows him to perceive objects around him in a manner similar to echolocation. During the day he defends the law as an attorney, but at night, he puts on a costume and “breaks his oath” to fight the criminals of Hell’s Kitchen as the vigilante Daredevil. While Matt will start out wearing fighting bad guys wearing an all-black, ninja-like getup, he will eventually don his trademark red costume from the comics.
Daredevil’s main nemesis will be Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. The Kingpin, who DeKnight describes as the yin to Matt Murdock’s yang. Originally introduced as a Spider-Man villain in the comics, Fisk has cemented himself as one of The Man Without Fear’s greatest enemies. Played by Vincent D’Onofrio, the series will follow Fisk as he seeks business opportunities in Hell’s Kitchen, which will bring him into conflict with Matt Murdock and his alter-ego. Fisk’s primary attribute is his wide girth. What may look like fat is really all muscle, and while he’s not at superhuman strength levels, he’s strong enough to crush someone’s head with his bare hands. Combined with his superb intelligence, it’s no wonder he’s a successful businessman and criminal. Fisk will be aided by his right-hand man Wesley, played by Toby Leonard Moore, and the series will deeply explore how he falls in love with art gallery employee Vanessa Marianna, played by Ayelet Zurer from Man of Steel.
Daredevil will be released on Netflix on Friday, April 10, 2015, one month before The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out in theaters. Rather than follow the traditional TV format of releasing one episode a week, Netflix will post all 13 one-hour episodes at once to encourage binge-watching.
Info supplied by cinemablend.