Marvel Overhauls TV Division, Fires ‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Writers & Directors In Reset

Marvel’s Daredevil: Born Again reboot series, is getting a reboot.

The anticipated Disney+ series, which will reintroduce Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has hit some major production snags. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel has quietly parted ways with former head writers Chris Ord and Matt Corman after early assessment revealed that “the show wasn’t working.”

The show paused production in mid-June due to the writers’ strike. Fewer than half of the series’ 18 episodes had been shot then but it was enough for Marvel executives, including head Kevin Feige, to review the footage and move for a creative overhaul. The remaining directors were also released.

In the earlier previewed episodes, Corman and Ord had crafted a legal procedural that did not resemble the action and violence fans knew the Netflix version for. In fact, Cox didn’t even wear the costume until the fourth episode. Although Daredevil: Born Again is getting a creative overhaul, Marvel plans to keep some scenes and episodes and will credit Corman and Ord as executive producers.


Since debuting WandaVision in 2021, Marvel has forgoed the traditional TV-making model. The studio didn’t commission pilots and had instead shot entire seasons of TV. It also didn’t hire showrunners. Marvel treated TV shows like it did movies by relying on film executives to run its series and using post-production and reshoots to fix what’s not working.

The method hasn’t been beneficial for the studios recently, especially with the revamp of Daredevil: Born Again and declining responses from critics and audiences. Now, the studio is moving to make TV shows the traditional way.

“We’re trying to marry the Marvel culture with the traditional television culture,” says Brad Winderbaum, Marvel’s head of streaming, television and animation. “It comes down to, ‘How can we tell stories in television that honour what’s so great about the source material?’”

Daredevil originally debuted on Netflix amongst other Marvel series such as Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Defender and The Punisher. Cox made his first cameo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a lawyer to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. He later appeared in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.