Netflix Chose Their Daredevil: Charlie Cox

Boardwalk Empire star will lead new Marvel series

News from Netflix’s foray into the lucrative world of American comic book hero dramas: British actor Charlie Cox will play Daredevil.

Cox, who played the ill-fated Owen Sleater in two seasons of Boardwalk Empire, will play the blind superhero Matt Murdock in the 13-episode drama.

The show will path the way for further three solo series based on Marvel comics: Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, who will all eventually unite with Daredevil to form The Defenders.

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After the success of original series like House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black, Netflix are banking on an area of American popular culture that has dominated cinema for years now.

The last time Daredevil was portrayed onscreen was in the awful 2003 film Daredevil, which saw Ben Affleck star in one of the worst-received comic book flicks of all time.