The upcoming Marvel series Daredevil: Born Again has found its director for its pilot episode.
Scheduled to premiere on Disney+ in spring 2024 as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Five, the first season of the superhero series will consist of 18 episodes. It is the second series featuring the title character. The first was Netflix’s Daredevil, which ran for three seasons – from 2015 to 2018.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Cuesta has only been tapped to direct the pilot. Writers and executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord are looking for more directors to take on the other episodes in the first season.
The stars of that series, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, are returning to Daredevil: Born Again to reprise their roles as Matt Murdock, AKA Daredevil, and his nemesis Wilson Fisk, AKA Kingpin. In the past, Cuesta has directed pilot episodes for several series, including Dexter, Homeland, City on a Hill, Blue Bloods, and the short-lived Latino-centric family drama Promise Land.
Daredevil: Born Again is slated to begin production this month in New York City. The series is named after a Daredevil comic book from 1986 that features the superhero attempting to build a new life for himself after he hits rock bottom. We’re going to assume Marvel is going to have to clean up some of the original storyline for Disney+ since the narrative from the mid-80s covers themes that seem heavier than the 2015 Netflix series.
Recently, Michael Cuesta directed the pilot episode of the new crime-drama series, Accused, and a pair of Dopesick episodes. In 2017, he directed his last feature film, American Assassin, which starred Michael Keaton and Dylan O’Brien.