Even the Man without Fear cannot escape the effects of the 2023 Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. Following in the footsteps of other high-profile projects like Cobra Kai, Stranger Things, and Blade, superhero series Daredevil: Born Again and The Penguin have put production on hold.
The hiatus is expected to last until the end of the ongoing strike, with both shows still slated for a 2024 debut. Daredevil: Born Again will be coming to Disney+, while The Penguin is heading to Max (formerly known as HBO Max).
A semi-continuation of the Netflix hit Daredevil, the former sees the return of Charlie Cox as the titular character and Jon Bernthal as The Punisher. The duo is joined by Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Wilson Fisk (aka the Kingpin) in Hawkeye, confirming the character is one and the same. The series is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the superhero making appearances in Spider-Man: No Way Home and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.
The Penguin, meanwhile, is a spin-off from Matt Reeves’ 2022 movieThe Batman. Colin Farrell, who played the iconic villain in the feature, will be reprising his role in the criminal underworld series. The actor recently joined a WGA picket outside Paramount in Times Square, so the production hold-up doesn’t come as a surprise.
“Writers are everything to us,” he said.