One of the most enjoyable aspects of Season 1 of Daredevil was the relationship between Matt and Foggy. While always a mainstay in the comics, the chemistry between Charlie Cox and Eldon Henson brought a warmth and humanity to the otherwise bleak and brutal proceedings. Their brotherly love and comedic interactions made it all the more heartbreaking when Foggy learned Matt was the Devil Of Hell’s Kitchen and had thus been lying to him for years. The reveal hit even harder as it came at the end of “Nelson v. Murdock,” an episode that flashed back to the formative years of their friendship.
While the two rallied together by the end of the season and a sense of acceptance seemed to set in, the trailers and posters for Season 2 have teased a continual tension between the two friends. TV Guide recently spoke with new showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez (who took over for Steven DeKnight after his exit) about what the future holds for Matt and Foggy.
“Foggy loves Matt,” says Petrie. “He’s very protective of him, but he’s scared of him, and he’s got to protect himself ultimately…It’s like having a friend who’s in the program. Like, “I’ll be with you, but there’s a point when your behavior is un-endorsable. And for the good of both our mental healths, I’m getting out of here.'”
Adds showrunner Marco Ramirez: “Watching the buddy comedy version of the Matt and Foggy Show might feel lovely, but it’s not something in the writers’ room that we ever really wanted. What we love about those two characters is … how much they love each other, and constantly testing that friendship at every turn, and constantly getting them to a place where it almost feels like is this going to be it for these – for lack of a better term – brothers.”
With little over a week to go before all of Season 2 of Daredevil drops on Netflix, we won’t have to wait long to see how this all plays out.
Source: TV Guide.