When Daredevil: Born Again was first announced at Comic-Con almost two years ago, Kevin Feige revealed that the show would run for an unprecedented (for a Disney+ MCU series, at least) 18 episodes, but a lot has changed since then!
In the midst of a major creative overhaul, it seems quite a few things are still in flux, including the episode count.
A recent rumor claimed that the show would likely run for 9 (possibly 6) episodes before taking a mid-season break, and while this has yet to be confirmed, Vincent D’Onofrio has admitted that nothing has been finalized just yet.
“The amount of episodes keeps fluctuating, so I don’t really know the number that we’re at right now. But it seems like there are a few shows that could work with more episodes, then some that just need eight or 10 or six. Echo is like five,” the Kingpin actor tells ComicBook.com.
“I think this show could definitely work with more episodes, and I know that Charlie is, and I am too, happy to do that. But the number keeps fluctuating. I think you’re gonna have to wait for an official announcement, because I don’t want to say a number that we’re going to do because I’m not even quite sure what it is.”
We may not have long to wait for that announcement, because D’Onofrio also confirmed that production is set to resume a “few days” from now after a lengthy strikes-related hiatus.
Shortly after the strikes were resolved, we learned that Marvel execs reviewed some footage from the show while filming was paused, and decided that a “significant creative reboot” was in order. Head writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman, along with directors for the remaining episodes, were let go, and Kevin Feige is said to have signed-off on a pretty major course-change.
Last we heard, The Punisher writer Dario Scardapane had come aboard as the project’s new showrunner, with Moon Knight helmers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead on directing duties.
Born Again will see the Man Without Fear (Charlie Cox) face-off against his old nemesis Wilson Fisk (D’Onofrio), with Jon Bernthal also set to return as Frank Castle. Initially, Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll were not going to be a part of the series, but after the revamp, it seems they will reprise their respective roles as Foggy Nelson and Karen Page after all.
The upcoming Disney+ series doesn’t have an official release date yet.