After an amazing first season that completely washed away the bad taste of the Ben Affleck movie, Netflix is preparing us for the second season of Daredevil with a new teaser that finally unveils the premiere date of the new episodes.
The global release date for Daredevil season two will be Friday the 18th of March at exactly 12:01am, debunking the initial rumors that the new episodes would have the same premiere date as Batman V Superman on March 25th.
This new teaser doesn’t feature any actual footage from Season 2 or even any quotes. Instead, it takes place in a church and features stained and smudged renderings of scenes from Season 1 while voice overs from various characters essentially take us through the story to this point.
And at the the end of the teaser we get to see the new poster for season 2.
So far we know very little about the premise for season 2, but the teaser did arrive with the following description:
‘’Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios’’.
“Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.”
Season 2 two will feature the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock (who moonlights as The Man Without Fear), Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Scott Glenn as Stick and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
The new season will also see Jon Bernthal debut as Frank Castle (aka the Punisher) with Elodie Yung also set to appear, playing the deadly assassin Elektra Natchios.
Season 2’s showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez also spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming episodes, talking about the seemingly inevitable clash between Daredevil and The Punisher.
“Viewers watching the show will be rooting for this guy with a gun but we’re also going to force people — the way we force Matt — to second-guess themselves. […] Taking lethal justice into your own hands in America in 2015 is tricky sh*t. We have not shied away from the rich complicated reality of Now. If you’ve got a gun and you’re not the police you’re going to incite strong feelings. We’re stirring the pot and we’re aware of the headlines where we live and we’re trying to get people to think.”
So far, Netflix has launched two of four expected Marvel series, Daredevil and Jessica Jones, and will debut Luke Cage (who briefly appeared in Jessica Jones) later this year.
The final series, Iron Fist, is expected to launch in 2017, with all four shows culminating in the team-up series The Defenders.