Owen Sleater, or you might know him by his mortal name Charlie Cox, will now be the next Daredevil! According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Cox will star as Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer by day and crime-fighting hero by night on the Netflix and Marvel produced drama.
Cox becomes the first person cast in the drama series based on the Marvel Entertainment comics of the same name. Netflix picked up “Daredevil “– as well as “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist,” and “Luke Cage” and miniseries “The Defenders” — in a massive pact with Marvel.
“Daredevil” will be 13 episodes for season one. Steven S. DeKnight will now oversee the show and Drew Goddard will serve as executive producer and consultant.
Marvel and Netflix declined comment on Cox’s casting. Official confirmation is expected to come shortly.
Cox is most known for the role that broke my heart, Owen Sleater on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”