“Daredevil: Born Again”: New Characters in the Series. Who’s Missing? Who Will Nikki M. James and Michael Gandolfini Play?

After the end of the writer’s strike, we are one step closer to the return of production for “Daredevil: Born Again.” Not much is known about the Disney+ series, starring Charlie Cox, but details of the cast for the first episode have just leaked, revealing who Nikki M. James and Michael Gandolfini will play.

“Daredevil: Born Again” – Cast of the First Episode

New information about the “Daredevil: Born Again” series comes from the documentation of the first episode. Legal records confirm the cast of the episode, including Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. Sandrine Holt is also on board, replacing Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa Fisk. So far, no surprises there.

However, the documents also reveal new information. We have learned that Nikki M. James will play Kirsten McDuffie, a character created by Mark Waid and Paolo Rivera, who becomes the love interest of Matt Murdock.

It appears that Michael Gandolfini will portray Daniel Blade, a character with no direct comic book counterpart. Other characters created specifically for the series include Sheila Rivera, played by Zabryna Guevara, and BB Urich, portrayed by Genneya Walton. The latter character is likely connected to journalist Ben Urich, an important figure in the first season of the Netflix version of “Daredevil.”

The cast also includes Margarita Levieva as Heather Glenn (a secondary character from the comics who once had a relationship with Matt Murdock) and Arty Froushan as Buck Cashman, better known as Bullet, one of Daredevil’s adversaries who often works on behalf of Wilson Fisk.

Perhaps most interesting is who is missing from the cast of the first episode. It seems that Elden Henson and Deborah Ann Woll, who played Matt’s friends Foggy Nelson and Karen Page, will not appear in the series – at least not in the mentioned first episode.

“Daredevil” – Season Three Trailer

What Do We Know About the “Daredevil: Born Again” Series?

This project serves as a continuation of the “Daredevil” series that was originally produced for Netflix. The title is inspired by the classic comic series from 1986, created by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli. However, the plot is expected to deviate from what fans are familiar with. The extent of these changes has not been revealed yet.

“Daredevil: Born Again” will also differ from its Netflix predecessor. It will have a lower age rating but an increased number of episodes. On Disney+, viewers can expect a total of 18 episodes!

The project is written by Matt Corman and Chris Ord.

Before the writer’s and actor’s strikes, the premiere was planned for 2024. However, it is likely that we will only see it in 2025 now.

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