The CW’s Arrowverse is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as two veteran scribes from the DC television franchise have joined the writing staff of Daredevil: Born Again. Per The Cosmic Circus, a list of writers for Daredevil: Born Again revealed that Jill Blankenship and Grainne Godfree have joined the writers’ room for the upcoming Disney+ series. Both previously contributed to Arrow, with Blankenship being one of the writers for the unmade spinoff Green Arrow and the Canaries’ backdoor pilot. Blankenship and Godfree have experience working on other DC Comics-related projects for The CW under their belts. Blankenship was the co-creator and showrunner of the short-lived Naomi alongside Ava DuVernay, while Godfree wrote for The Flash. Godfree also served as co-showrunner for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which was canceled after seven seasons. Naomi was canceled as well after just a single season on The CW.
What to Expect From Daredevil: Born Again?
Plot details for Born Again have not yet been made public, though leading man Charlie Cox expressed interest in seeing more of the lawyer side of Matt Murdock. The first season of Born Again will consist of 18 episodes, an element Cox, who stars as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, described as “kind of mind-blowing” to him. “You know, have all the cool Daredevil superhero stuff, but to really live in his world and to ground the show in the day-to-day life of someone who has a profession as a lawyer, could be really interesting,” Cox said. “It could be really fun.”
Cox previously reprised his role as Matt Murdock/Daredevil in Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which starred Tatiana Maslany as the title hero. In a previous interview, Cox revealed whether She-Hulk would in some way lead into his own Disney+ series. “I don’t think so. I don’t think so. No, no — I think [Daredevil: Born Again is] in its own moment,” he said. Maslany, however, has joked about her repeatedly asking Cox for a role in Born Again. “I keep texting him being like, ‘Am I required for set today?’ And he says, ‘We’ll let you know by lunch.’ But he just keeps putting it off,” Maslany said. “I’ve been waiting outside the set in my She-Hulk costume, so just put me in, coach.” Along with Cox, Born Again will see Vincent D’Onofrio reprise his Daredevil and Hawkeye role as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin. Daredevil: Born Again is set to premiere on Disney+ in the spring of 2024.