Marvel fans likely have their weekend plans set. The comic book giant’s first collaboration with Netflix, “Daredevil,” will premiere on Friday. And with all 13 episodes premiering at once, its going to be a binge-watching weekend for superhero fans.
“Daredevil” follows Matt Murdoch (Charlie Cox), a blind lawyer who decides that he has to protect his neighborhood. He uses his heightened senses to become a vigilante and take on one of the biggest criminals in Hell’s Kitchen: Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio). The series is reportedly much darker than ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Netflix confirmed that the episodes will be posted at 12:01 a.m. PDT and 3:01 a.m. EDT as they did with “House of Cards” earlier this year. Fans can watch it on the network’s streaming service which is available for $7.99 a month. However, new Netflix users can get a free one-month trial, which is more than enough time to stream all of “Daredevil” Season 1. Viewers don’t even need a television or computer to watch the show. The Netflix app allows users to watch from smartphones and tablets.
This is Marvel’s first collaboration with Netflix, and several other series are already in the works. “Iron Fist,” “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage” are scheduled to follow. All of the shows will connect and the leads will eventually team up for a mini-series called “The Defenders.” Daredevil is already planting connections to the new series. Matt’s first love interest, Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson), is Luke Cage’s ex-wife.
While the program will make plenty of links to the other Netflix projects, expect the show to stay away from too many “Avengers” references. The events of the movie are mentioned in “Daredevil,” but it doesn’t connect as much as other projects.
“Marvel was clear they wanted this to stand alone,” executive producer Steven S. DeKnight told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s part of the Marvel Universe, but it doesn’t build on that. That said, there are a ton of Easter eggs.”
Watch the trailer for “Daredevil” Season 1 below: