I know we're all pretty absorbed with the newly-released third season of House of Cards right now, so you may have missed the exciting news about another show that's premiering very soon, also on Netflix. It's Daredevil from Marvel, and all 13 of the episodes from the first season will be dropping into our collective laps at midnight on April 10. Those familiar with the original story of Daredevil from the comic books know he's a superhero who was created when Matt Murdock, a resident of the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in Manhattan, was blinded by a radioactive substance. Although the accident takes his sight, the exposure heightens Murdock's other senses, and combined with his day job as a lawyer, makes him very eager to fight crime.
But even if you aren't jazzed on comic books, it sounds like you should still check out this modern update, because it also stars Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio of Law and Order fame. D'Onofrio plays a villainous character named Warren Fisk, who's frequently at odds with Daredevil. According to the blurb we were sent:
The shadowy figure behind organized crime in Hell’s Kitchen, Wilson Fisk has one mission in mind: to save Hell’s Kitchen by any means necessary, no matter the cost. This immediately puts him at odds with Matt Murdock’s vigilante alter-ego, who also seeks to protect the city – but sees the criminal element as the root of the city’s problems. Central to this conflict is that Fisk truly believes he’s doing good for Hell’s Kitchen and at times may seem more of a hero to its people than Daredevil. Intelligent, complex and physically imposing, Wilson Fisk is the perfect foil for Matt Murdock, and the two will collide dramatically in Marvel’s Daredevil.
Man. That sounds pretty effing good. Especially because Netflix has already gone above and beyond as far as proving the quality of their content to me. What with House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, and the fourth season of Arrested Development, I'm starting to think they can do no wrong.
Here's hoping that Daredevil is as good as it sounds, and that the extremely bald Warren Fisk is delightfully creepy!