As suggested by the photos and video leaked earlier this month from the set of Daredevil, the Netflix series will reflect Marvel’s longstanding depiction of Hell’s Kitchen as it was in its more disorderly days.
“We’re going for a kind of very gritty, 1970s New York feel for the show,” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight confirmed in a video interview at last night’s premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy. “We love the idea of beauty in the decay of the city and Hell’s Kitchen being a place that is both horrible and beautiful at the same time. That’s why Matt Murdock loves it and wants to protect it.”
The 13-episode series stars Charlie Cox as Matt “Daredevil” Murdock, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson and Rosario Dawson in an undisclosed role.
As DeKnight said in the clip, the series has begun filming in New York City already and is expected to hit Netflix sometime next year.