Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada has revealed details about the upcoming Daredevil TV series, which is set to be made in a co venture between Disney and Netflix.
Quesada has compared the television series to a graphic novel, commenting that they have taken an unconventional approach to the series – plotting it out like one long 13 hour movie, rather than 13 one hour episodes. He commented that “It’s a different kind of construction,” he continues. “The simplest way to put it in comic book terms is that it’s the difference between writing a monthly comic series as opposed to writing a graphic novel.”
Jeph Loeb confirmed last month that Daredevil would begin filming in June, and the other superhero series would follow on, starting with Jessica Jones, then Iron Fist, followed by Luke Cage, and finally culminating in a series called The Defenders.
Daredevil previously featured as a film in 2003, and starred Ben Affleck as the titular hero. The show will focus on the hero, who is a blind lawyer, with enhanced senses, who uses them to fight crime in New York. No information is available as yet as to who would play the central character.
Daredevil is tentatively set to be released in 2015, but no date has been confirmed yet.