5 Things you need to know about the Man With­out Fear’s sec­ond sea­son

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1 It’s war! Yes, pre­pare for to­tal vig­i­lante melt­down on the mean streets of Hell’s Kitchen. The Walk­ing Dead’s Jon Bern­thal will play Frank Cas­tle aka the Pun­isher, Marvel’s mer­ci­less, skull-chested an­ti­hero. New showrun­ner Marco Ramirez frames sea­son two as es­sen­tially “Dare­devil Vs The Pun­isher” so ex­pect plenty of con­flict be­tween Cas­tle’s kill-spree men­tal­ity and Matt Mur­dock’s marginally more lib­eral ap­proach to ur­ban re­newal…

2 An­other iconic char­ac­ter from the comic book pan­theon de­buts in sea­son two. France’s Elodie Yung plays sai-wield­ing as­sas­sin – and un­easy love in­ter­est – Elek­tra Nat­chios, in­tro­duced as a mys­te­ri­ous fig­ure from Matt’s past. Word is that Elek­tra’s hired by crim­i­nal ca­bal the Hand to take down Dare­devil af­ter his de­feat of Wil­son Fisk.

3 Need a fix of sar­donic ad­vice from a lethal blind man? You’re in luck. Scott Glenn re­turns for three episodes as Matt’s men­tor Stick. 4 Marco Ramirez is pro­moted to showrun­ner along­side fel­low sea­son one vet­eran Doug Petrie. The pair re­place the de­part­ing Steven DeKnight.

5 The first sea­son ex­plored the street-level re­al­ity of the Marvel Uni­verse but sea­son two will edge even deeper into the shad­ows. “With the Pun­isher and Elek­tra we get to test it and take it fur­ther and darker,” prom­ises Petrie. Nick Setchfield

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