‘Daredevil’ and ‘Penguin’ Stop Productions: Writers Strike Halts Shows

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Two high profile superhero series — “Daredevil: Born Again” and “The Penguin” — have halted production until the end of the writers strike, Variety can confirm.

“Daredevil: Born Again” is set for Disney+, while “The Penguin” is a Max show. Both are expected to debut in 2024.

“Born Again” is a semi-continuation of the Netflix show “Daredevil,” which ran from 2015-2018 on Netflix. Charlie Cox, who originated the role in the first “Daredevil” series, will reprise it for “Born Again.” The superhero has since been absorbed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and made appearances in the film “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and the series “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.” Vincent D’Onofrio will also reprise his role as big bad Kingpin, while Jon Bernthal is back as The Punisher.

“The Penguin” is a spinoff from Matt Reeves’ 2022 film “The Batman,” in which Colin Farrell played the iconic villain. He will be returning to the prosthetic-heavy role for the criminal underworld series. The show also stars Cristin Milioti, Clancy Brown and Michael Zegen.

Farrell recently joined a WGA picket line outside of Paramount in Times Square and spoke about why he stands with the strike.

“Writers are everything to us,” he said. Farrell also said that he knew there would be a resolution because “the stare down going on is so fucking boring,” and the action is “a testament to the arrogance of those at the top that these people are now out of work and can’t because they are doing the right thing.”

The news was first reported by Deadline.

Joe Otterson contributed to this report.





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