5 Things you need to know about the Man Without Fear’s second season
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
No wait for the suit this year...