Is Daredevil: Born Again Just Daredevil Season 4?


Back in September of 2022, Charlie Cox addressed the question of whether Netflix’s three seasons of Daredevil will be continued in the MCU reboot.

According to the Matt Murdock star, Daredevil: Born Again was a “Season 1, not a Season 4:”

“You know, [Marvel Studios President] Kevin has been very clear about it being Season 1, not a Season 4. So, it’s a whole new deal.”

Cox went on to note the benefits of this “new deal,” such as getting “to tell some of the stories over:”

“And, in a way, what’s great about that is that we potentially get to tell some of the stories over and over again in the same way that they do in the comics, you know.”

At that time, Charlie Cox’s comments were true. But today, that is no longer the case.

While filming began in March 2023, production ground to a halt in June due to the WGA strike, which was then followed by the SAG-AFTRA strike.

A picture of American actor Vincent D Onofrio from 2021

Despite having filmed six episodes, Marvel Studios hit the pause button, opting to fire Born Again’s writers and overhaul the project, reversing that Season 1 direction by now connecting it to the Netflix show.

As a result, Daredevil: Born Again appears to be more in line with a revival, not a reboot, as well as more akin to a Season 4.

When asked if the Kingpin from the MCU and the original Daredevil series are the same Vincent D’Onofrio confirmed as much to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “I think it is” and that we are “for sure only speaking about it in terms of being directly connected:”

“I think it is. During our restart of all the creative on ‘Daredevil: Born Again,’ all the creatives got together and said, ‘Look, this is how we’ve got to do it now.’ So we are for sure only speaking about it in terms of being directly connected to the original Daredevil, and that’s a great thing.”

As further evidence of Born Again’s ties to the original show, D’Onofrio noted “all the collateral story that happened in those original three seasons” and how the cast is getting to film the Disney+ show “with all that history:”

“It brings in a lot of cool stories and all the collateral story that happened in those original three seasons. So we now get to start this ‘Born Again’ situation with all of that history behind us and the outcome of all that history. So we’re all talking about ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ in those terms now.”

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