Look, the idea that an old blind guy (Scott Glenn) teaches a young blind kid to turn his disadvantage (blindness) into an advantage and kick-ass at night as a crime fighter is a little silly, but early reviews for Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil” are solid. Many even suggest that the darker tone of the series — something the showrunners trumpeted early on — is actually legit.
“[Showrunners] Drew Goddard and Steve DeKnight drench “Daredevil” in shadows and blood. The latter comes as a bit of a shock. Flinch and one mistakes ‘Daredevil’ for a TV spinoff of Christopher Nolan‘s Batfilms, morose and willing to break a few bones,” Esquire wrote favorably. ” ‘Daredevil is Marvel After Dark, violent, morally hazy, and peppered with cusses.”
Hey, that definitely sounds like what the creators promised early on. Here’s the synopsis:
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night.
“Daredevil” stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Rosario Dawson, Ayelet Zurer, Bob Gunton, Toby Leonard Moore, and Vondie Curtis-Hall also star. All 13 episodes of “Daredevil” will be available to watch on Netflix starting April 10. Watch the two new trailers below. [Via CBM]