'Daredevil' season 3 air date, spoilers: Production pushed back due to 'The Defenders,' to be released in 2018?


Despite confirming that the hit original series “Marvel’s Daredevil” has been ordered a third season by Netflix, rumors have it that fans may have to wait a little longer for its release.

According to Comicbook, the streaming service giant announced last July that viewers will see the follow-up story of the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen. However, it is expected that the new installment will not arrive until 2018 at the earliest. The news outlet noted that the delay might have been caused by the series’ own success.

It can be recalled that shortly after the freshman run wrapped up, season 2 followed in less than a year. But series star Charlie Cox who plays the protagonist Matt Murdock has been tapped to reprise his role in the upcoming team-up spin-off, “The Defenders,” pushing the production of the Man Without Fear’s own series to a later date.

Reports claim that Netflix is also scheduling all of the superhero-themed shows on its slate with the “Luke Cage” solo drama as the priority for the meantime, followed by “Iron Fist” and then “The Defenders.” The succeeding seasons of already released titles such as “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” will then launch next, with the much-awaited “Punisher” as the last one.

When it comes to the storyline, rumors are rife that the iconic villain in the comic books, Bullseye, will make an appearance. Cox shared to Screen Rant previously that if they were fortunate enough to continue making the show, he cannot imagine doing a run without the said character showing up at some point.

“It would be great to have him around at some point. Who would play that part I have no idea but I just think there’s such an interesting, rich character there, and also, of course, the history that Bullseye has with Karen Page [Deborah Ann Woll] is an interesting dynamic. When you read the comics it’s etched in a Daredevil memory all that stuff,” he explained.