Daredevil to return to Netflix for third series

Daredevil is to return for a third series on Netflix.

The superhero show, starring British actor Charlie Cox in the lead role, has been a hit with viewers and critics since first airing on the streaming service in 2015.

Charlie Cox as lead character Matt Murdock in Daredevil
Charlie Cox is back as Daredevil (Patrick Harbron/Netflix)

It was announced during one of Marvel's panels at Comic-Con International in San Diego that the show would return for a third season.

Charlie, who previously starred in the film Stardust and HBO's Boardwalk Empire, plays Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer whose alter ego Daredevil fights crime at night.

Daredevil season two was released in March 2016, relatively soon after the critically-acclaimed opening season. The second series saw the introduction of popular characters The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung).

A release date for the third series is yet to be confirmed.

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