'Daredevil' Season 3 on Netflix: Premiere Date, Plot, Comics to Read

It’s almost time to return to Hell’s Kitchen. Season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil, the show that kickstarted the Marvel/Netflix universe, is slated to premiere very soon on the juggernaut streaming giant. Set after the events of the crossover series The Defenders, the new season picks up with Matt Murdock (reprised by Charlie Cox) in a rebirth of his vigilante duties.

Here’s everything you need to know to about the new season.

When is the Daredevil Season 3 release date?

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 will premiere on October 19 on Netflix. New shows and movies typically hit Netflix at 3 a.m. Eastern on the day they’re released, so expect a very late night if you want to start watching as soon as possible.

What happened in Daredevil Season 2 and in The Defenders?

The last time Daredevil had a season, it was in the spring of 2016, and Matt Murdock was locked in a physical, and mental, battle against Frank Castle, AKA The Punisher (played by Jon Bernthal). Daredevil’s former flame, Elektra (Elodie Yung), also made her debut, and all the while Daredevil prevented a total takeover of Hell’s Kitchen by the mysterious ninja clan, the Hand.

In The Defenders, the Hand’s efforts to take over all of New York City were put into motion, forcing a team-up with Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Danny Rand (Finn Jones), and the “Daughters of the Dragon” duo, Misty Knight (Simone Missick) and Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick).

In the finale of The Defenders, our heroes fought the Hand underground, miles deep below Midland Circle. As the building collapsed, most of the Defenders got out, except for Daredevil, who stayed behind in a vain attempt to save Elektra. Most of New York thinks Matt Murdock is dead but hidden away in a Catholic convent, a bruised vigilante stirs…

From the teaser poster of 'Daredevil' Season 3.Netfli

What Is the plot of Daredevil Season 3?

In the aftermath of The Defenders, Matt Murdock reemerges as a vigilante but questions his future. When Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must decide where his fate finally rests.

“Matt starts the season broken physically, broken emotionally, and broken spiritually,” showrunner Erik Oleson told Entertainment Weekly. “He’s angry at God, he’s angry at the fact that he had risked his life to do God’s work, and he’s questioning whether or not he was a fool.”

Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin in Netflix's 'Daredevil'Netflix, Marvel TV Studios

Who Is the villain of Daredevil Season 3?

D’Onofrio returns as Wilson Fisk, the “Kingpin” of New York City. But Variety reported in 2017 that Wilson Behtel (Hart of Dixie) was cast as a series regular. Over the summer, rumors ran that Bethel’s character would be Bullseye, a chief nemesis of Daredevil known for pinpoint accuracy with a gun. This was later softly confirmed to be true by Entertainment Weekly, who described Bethel’s character as “a psychologically tortured FBI sharpshooter.”

Who stars in Daredevil Season 3?

All the old favorites are back, including:

  • Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson
  • Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Paige
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.

New characters include Sister Maggie (Joanne Whalley) and a tough-as-nails nun who helps Matt heal, troubled FBI Agent Ray (Jay Ali). And as we said before, Wilson Bethel is playing a role heavily rumored to be Bullseye.

Back in black.Netflix

Why Is Matt wearing his old black costume again?

Without giving away spoilers, there’s a heavy theme of “rebirth” for Matt Murdock after his “death” in The Defenders. It’s important to the story.

“Matt goes to pretty much the darkest place you can,” Oleson said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “When he realizes that he’s incapable of being Daredevil, he would rather just end it than go forward in his life without abilities. He’s decided to set aside his Matt Murdock persona and just be the Devil, to isolate the lighter part of himself.”

How many episodes will there be?

Though unconfirmed, both seasons of Daredevil were made up of 13 episodes. It’s a safe bet that Season 3 will follow suit.

Cover of 'Daredevil: Born Again trade paperback edition, illustrated by David Mazzucchelli and Christie Scheele, Netflix

What comics is Season 3 adapting?

In an August 2017 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cox hinted that the iconic Frank Miller storyline “Born Again” will be a big inspiration.

“That’s such an amazing story,” Cox said. “There may be elements from ‘Born Again,’ but I’m sure there will be elements that are unfamiliar and surprising and different in order for the show to be compelling to fans who know the comics very well. If we start making ‘Born Again’ page-for-page, then the people who have read it and loved it — the hardcore fans — they won’t have too much drama.”

You can pick up Daredevil: Born Again on Comixology, Amazon, or your local comic book shop.

Will Avengers: Infinity War effect Daredevil Season 3?

Besides how wonky the timelines for the Marvel/Netflix shows get, the connections between the TV shows and the films have become increasingly less severe. But it is unconfirmed if the new season will reference Avengers: Infinity War, though given how recent seasons of Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist ignored it, so may Daredevil.

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 will premiere on October 19 on Netflix.