Marvel fans are in for an exciting weekend as "Daredevil" premieres this Saturday. But that isn't the end of the good news. Netflix will premiere in all the 13 episodes, making it impossible for superhero fans to move from their couches!
This is the Comic book giant's first collaboration with Netflix and follows the story of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdoch, a visually-challenged lawyer who wants do something for his city. As he is blind, he uses his other heightened senses to protect his city and take a head-on fight with Wilson Fisk, played by Vincent D'Onoforio, the biggest criminal in Hell's Kitchen.
The series is reported to be darker than ABC's and Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" and fans can stream it live on Netflix's online site by paying $7.99 every month.
Netflix has announced that it will post all the episodes at 12:01 am PDT and 3:01 am EDT as they had done previously for "House of Cards".
But if you are new to Netflix, there is good news as the channel is offering a one-month free trial for those who are new to the website. The trial period will be enough to get all of season 1 of "Daredevil". And superhero fans can also watch Murdoch saving the city on the go as Netflix App is allowing viewers to stream the episodes on their phones as well as tablets.
Along with "Daredevil", Netflix has several other collaborations underway with Marvel such as "Iron Fist", "A.K.A Jessica Jones" and "Luke Cage", which are all scheduled to follow after the crime thriller premieres. And these series are not made in isolation as all the heroes will ultimately team to form "The Defenders" that will be released after all the heroes are introduced to the fans.
Though there are links to other heroes of Netflix that the programme will focus on, "Avengers" fans might be bit disappointed because "Daredevil" does not have too many references from it. There are occasional mentions of the "Avengers" but mostly the show is connected to the other upcoming series on Netflix.
"Marvel was clear they wanted this to stand alone," executive producer Steven S. DeKnight told Entertainment Weekly. "It's part of the Marvel Universe, but it doesn't build on that. That said, there are a ton of Easter eggs."
Watch the trailer for "Daredevil" Season 1 here.