It took less than a day, but Marvel has confirmed a report at Latino Review that British actor Charlie Cox has scored the title role in in Marvel’s upcoming 13-episode Netflix series “Daredevil”.
The company has also released an official synopsis for the new series which confirms it will take place in present day New York:
“Cox will play Matt Murdock, the lead role in this all-new Marvel Television series. Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.”
“Spartacus” creator Steven S. DeKnight took over the show’s reins from “Cabin in the Woods” director Drew Goddard last week. “Daredevil” marks the first of four Marvel-related series set to debut on the streaming service.