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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 25 February 2021

Darkness, danger and demons: Daredevil returns for a second season

We meet the top three leads of Marvel's Daredevil for a sneak peek into season two of the Netflix series.
Charlie Cox, left, and Jon Bernthal face off as Daredevil and The Punisher in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil. Patrick Harbron / Netflix
Charlie Cox, left, and Jon Bernthal face off as Daredevil and The Punisher in season two of Marvel’s Daredevil. Patrick Harbron / Netflix

When Marvel’s Daredevil first hit screens courtesy of Netflix in April last year, it was widely praised as setting a new benchmark for screen adaptations of comic-book franchises. The story of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer with super-heightened senses who fights crime in the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York, was peppered with stunning action sequences, as you might expect from a big budget Marvel adaptation. The story also went somewhat deeper, exploring the morality of Murdock’s mission to rid the city of the kind of criminals who had killed his father, touching on the religious undertones of Murdock’s Catholic upbringing and questioning the very nature of what it is to be a “superhero”.

Read more: Meet the Daredevil // Meet The Punisher // Meet Elektra

One word that was ever-­present in critical assessments of season one was “dark”, and with the arrival of John Bernthal as the morally ambiguous, borderline psychopathic The Punisher in season two, which debuts on Netflix on Friday, the darkness looks set to continue. The three main stars tell us what to expect this time around.

• Season two of Daredevil debuts on Netflix UAE on Friday, March 18. To sign up, visit www.netflix.com

cnewbould@thenational.ae

Published: March 14, 2016 04:00 AM