Daredevil: Born Again Is Being Written By Actual Lawyers
David Feige is one of the daredevil: Born Again writers, and amazingly, he's a former public defender from New York.
A new report from The Cosmic Circus has listed a host of new writers confirmed for the 18 episode order of Daredevil: Born Again on Disney+. Amongst the new writers detailed in this write up are a series of actual lawyers, ensuring Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock is as accurate as possible in the courtroom. Though very little is known about the upcoming series so far, Cox commented on the direction of the show in a recent interview, stating “I think because of the number of episodes they’ve committed to, there’ll be a heavy influence of courtroom stuff.”
The show is shaping up to be a fan favorite after Charlie Cox appeared in show stealing scenes in both Spider-Man: No Way Home and She Hulk: Attorney At Law. Daredevil: Born Again is being helmed by co-showrunners Chris Ord and Matt Corman, who are best known for their work on the USA Network’s Covert Affairs. The pair have run several successful shows together in the past, and have been lauded for their ability to weave complex narratives and write well realized and three dimensional women characters.
Ord and Corman have a number of irons in the fire, also collaborating on a project called The Girls on the Bus, which will star Melissa Benoist and focus on women working as presidential campaign journalists. We feel confident that their efforts are well delegated of course, with writers such as David Feige, Thomas Wong, and Jill Blankenship joining the Daredevil: Born Again writers room, each with a storied background in relevant occupational fields before taking up the mantle of television writers. Most notably, David Feige’s early career saw him working as a public defender in New York.
During Charlie Cox’s recent GQ interview, he explained that he was excited to dive into the lawyer aspect of the show, as the previous Netflix series often shied away from the courtroom in favor of Murdock’s crime fighting extracurriculars. Most comic fans would agree that Matt Murdock’s career in law is one of the most important aspects of his character. With 18 episodes of Daredevil: Born Again, we can expect to see plenty of well constructed narratives in and out of the deposition office, allowing us to see the crime fighter support his community in a myriad of ways.
Marvel alumnus confirmed to be reprising their roles in Daredevil: Born Again alongside Charlie Cox include Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin and Alaqua Cox as Echo. Michael Gandolfini, the son of The Sopranos star James Gandolfini, and lead of The Many Saints of Newark, is attached to play an unnamed major role in the series as well. With real lawyers writing and producing the series, perhaps we’ll get a chance to see what infamous crime boss Tony Soprano would look like on the other side of the law.
For now we’ll just have to wait and see what the Disney+ show has in store for us. The last full season of Netflix’s Daredevil concluded in 2018, leaving fans to wonder how much material from the show would be incorporated into the canon of the MCU when Disney+ took over the rights to the characters. Daredevil: Born Again will surely have answers to all these questions and more when it premiers this Spring.