Netflix News: Daredevil Release Date, Arrested Development, New Original Series

Today at the Television Critics Association press tour, Netflix made a bunch of announcements regarding their upcoming original series, including an official release date for Daredevil.

Marvel’s Daredevil


Despite previous reports of a May release, Daredevil will officially debut on Friday, April 10 worldwide. This will the first of five collaborations between Netflix and Marvel, with the first four series culminating in an Avengers-esque event titled The Defenders.

You can check out a new motion poster for the series below.

And a new image from the upcoming series:


Daredevil will star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Rosario Dawson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson. The showrunner for the series is Steven S. DeKnight of Spartacus, with Agents of SHIELD‘s Jeph Loeb and Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard executive producing.

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) 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.

Marco Polo Season 2


Netflix’s incredibly expensive Marco Polo has been renewed for a 10-episode second season. We don’t know much else about it yet, aside from the original season’s cast and crew still being attached.

Arrested Development Season 5


It’s not happening yet, but Netflix head Ted Sarandos is very optimistic about a fifth season of Arrested Development. He notes that there is difficulty wrangling the cast’s schedules, but that “everyone is trying to make it happen.”

Wet Hot American Summer


Ted Sarandos also more or less confirmed the existence of the long-rumored Wet Hot American Summer series, based on the 2001 film.

When asked about it directly, he replied, “I’m gonna have to leave you hanging on that one. We’re really excited by the proposition of getting that one back together. More to come.”

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


A new Netflix original series from creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock will debut ahead of Daredevil in March. It’s called Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and will be a half-hour single-camera comedy series starring Ellie Kemper.

Kemper will play a woman who has escaped from a doomsday cult, and tries to restart her life in New York City. Sounds like some good material for Tina Fey to me.

The 13-episode series will debut on Friday, March 6.



Also in March is another new series called Bloodline. This one sounds like a much more grounded drama. Here’s Netflix’s official description:

“When the eldest brother and black sheep of the Rayburn family returns home, he exposes the emotional demons that lie at the core of the family, threatening to tear them apart.”

Bloodline stars Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane, Enrique Murciano, Sissy Spacek, and Sam Shepard. The 13-episode series will debut on March 20.

Grace and Frankie


Later in the year will see a final new series called Grace and Frankie. This one stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as Grace and Frankie respectively, a “pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down – and permanently intertwined – when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s in a 21st century world.”

The series also stars Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, Ethan Embry, June Diane Raphael and Baron Vaughn, and is being overseen by Friends‘ Marta Kauffman and Home Improvements Howard J. Morris.

This 13-episode series will debut on May 8.

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