Season 1 of Daredevil was a success in every way imaginable for Netflix and Marvel. That’s why it came as no surprise that the show got a quick renewal, with the goal for it debut in spring 2016. With much of the cast returning, there will surely be payoffs for story threads that were told over the course of the first season.
One of the biggest stories being told is the mental state of Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and what led to him wearing the costume. He walked a very fine line with his actions but always justified what he did to protect his city. At Long Beach Comic-Con, two of the writers for Daredevil, Christos Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage, talked about the psychological state of the devil of Hell’s Kitchen.
When we started in the writers’ room with Drew Goddard, we talked a lot about his motivations — the fact that he lost his father and the fact that he was blinded as young man. . . [He] is struggling with the fact that it really might damn his soul.
One of the characters responsible for helping Matt through these difficult decisions was Father Lantom.
[He] was almost Matt’s therapist. He was used in a lot of different ways. We wanted him to be someone who would actually discuss the things Matt brought to him.
Father Lantom really was supposed to be a catalyst to force Matt to question his own view on things and his own feelings about what he was going to do. The great thing about Season 1 is that it was Daredevil: Year One. We’re seeing Matt Murdock become Daredevil, and we’re seeing Wilson Fisk become Kingpin.
One of the men caught in the middle of Matt’s difficult choices was Nobu (Peter Shinkoda). Nobu was the first casualty at the hands of Daredevil, but Gage certainly did not rule out some form of return for the ninja.
We all know something about Hand ninjas — they have a tendency to be resurrected — I’m not saying that’s going to happen.”
Nobu was part of a bigger world Marvel wanted to convey that still felt close to the gritty street heroes roaming Hell’s Kitchen. He introduced us to The Hand, which likely will help us get to know Elektra (Elodie Yung), but was almost replaced by Kirigi for the big fight in episode 9.
Season two of Daredevil is currently filming in New York and will debut on Netflix in 2016.