In a recent social media post, Steven DeKnight, the original showrunner of Netflix’s “Daredevil,” expressed his criticism towards Disney’s upcoming reboot series, “Daredevil: Born Again.” DeKnight claims that Disney is running a scam by renaming the new series to reset contract terms back to the first season. He believes this move allows Disney to avoid paying the original creators while still featuring the same two lead actors, Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Daredevil and Fisk in the original Netflix series.
DeKnight expressed his excitement about watching “Born Again,” but he finds it wrong that Disney can give the show a new name and claim it as a complete reboot, despite it sharing the same characters as the Netflix series. He believes this practice needs to be addressed by all the guilds and unions and crushed.
“Daredevil: Born Again” was originally set to debut on Disney+ in spring 2024. However, production on the show was indefinitely paused in June due to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. Additionally, the show has remained out of production due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes in Hollywood. Matt Corman and Chris Ord are currently the showrunners for the new series.
Overall, DeKnight’s criticism raises concerns about contract terms and the treatment of original creators in the entertainment industry. It remains to be seen how the situation will unfold and whether any actions will be taken to address these issues. Fans of the “Daredevil” series are eagerly awaiting the release of “Daredevil: Born Again” and the return of their favorite characters played by Cox and D’Onofrio.