When the Netflix Daredevil series ended in 2018, fans everywhere were pretty heartbroken. The series, which starred Charlie Cox as vigilante lawyer Matt Murdock, remains one of the most beloved Marvel-produced live-action products of all time. Fans jumped for joy when Marvel finally announced last year that a new Daredevil series would arrive on Disney+ in 2024, featuring both Cox in the title role and his nemesis Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. Kingpin. But in a recent interview with Newsweek, D’Onofrio revealed that Marvel is already planning a second season of Daredevil: Born Again. Here’s what he had to say:
By the second season, there are gigantic, gigantic payoffs—in the first season, too, but I can’t say much about that—but the fans are gonna really get what they want. It’s really quite cool to be doing it.
And there you have it: “Second season,” straight from the Kingpin’s mouth. The first season of Daredevil: Born Again will have 18 episodes in total. That’s a lot for the modern streaming age. It’s about triple the episode count of what most MCU Disney+ shows have for their first seasons. It’s a remarkable vote of confidence from Marvel Studios. Knowing that we’re getting another batch of episodes on top of that is the cherry on the sundae. D’Onofrio also commented that Jon Bernthal would play a huge part in the series. This has led many to believe that the Punisher is going to be the main antagonist.
It’s hard to speculate what a second season (or fifth, depending on how you look at it) might entail. Especially without having watched the first one yet. But there is one thing we really hope for. So far, it looks like Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson, who play Karen Page and Foggy Nelson, respectively, won’t be in season one. They were an integral part of the Netflix Daredevil series, and removing them seems like a big mistake. We hope that if season two does get underway soon, both of those actors can return. The law firm of Nelson and Murdock is just not the same without Nelson and Page.
Daredevil: Born Again premieres on Disney+ in 2024.