With the second season of Daredevil expected to begin production next month, we’re starting to hear more details about what we can expect when the show returns in 2016. We already know the new showrunners are looking to bring both Bullseye and Elektra to Hell’s Kitchen for season two, and it was just recently announced that Jon Bernthal will take on the role of fan-favorite Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher in the upcoming season.
While at E3 this week, MTV was able to chat with Rosario Dawson, who plays Claire Temple a.k.a Night Nurse on the show, about what we can expect from season two, potential crossovers, and what the addition of Frank Castle means for Matt.
While only in a handful of episodes during season one, due to scheduling issues, Dawson’s Claire quickly became a fan-favorite. When asked why she thought fans responded to the character so well, Dawson replied by saying that:
“She’s funny, she’s wry, she’s strong — she’s built for that world, because she’s great under pressure. She’s someone — hero or not — you’d want to have in a dire situation… I really just liked her arc all the way through.
She also went on to discuss how what she experienced during the first season will influence her character in the future, noting that her eyes have now been opened to this whole other world.
“I’m looking forward to seeing where that goes, because her eyes have been opened up to this other world — and she’s crossed the line. You know, this is someone who helps people, and she’s been violent now but seeing the need for it. I think there’s a lot that she’s having to grapple with, and I think that’s what’s exciting about using this show to explore street-level characters: it makes it that much more closer to us.”
A while back, it was announced that Dawson had struck a deal that would not only see her return for the second season of Daredevil, but also possibly crossover onto the other Netflix shows (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist). While talking to MTV, Dawson talked briefly about what this means for her character going forward.
“I have no idea how they’re wanting me to come back or in which way, shape or form,” Dawson said, “but it’s nice to know that I’ve got a character who does kind of string everyone together and bring all those worlds together.”
Dawson also briefly touched on the addition of fan-favorite, Frank Castle to the second season.
“That’s going to raise the stakes so much more, because Matt Murdock almost behaves like the Punisher in the first season,” she said. “[Matt] crosses the line quite often, so it’s going to be really interesting to see how they differentiate them and where that goes.”
The second season of Daredevil is expected to hit Netflix in April of 2016, while season one is currently available to stream on Netflix.