As expected, stars Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page) and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson) are all returning for the new season. Vincent D’Onofrio has also signed on to continue his role as the brutally intimidating Wilson Fisk.
In terms of new faces, The Fosters actor Jay Ali has joined the Daredevil cast for season three, where he’ll play “honest but ambitious” FBI agent Rahul ‘Ray’ Nadeem according to Marvel. Wilson Bethel is also joining as FBI Agent Benjamin Poindexter, aka Bullseye.
Upcoming Daredevil star Jay Ali (Getty, TL)
What will happen in Daredevil season 3?
After the heart-breaking death of Daredevil’s on and off again lover Elektra at the hands of (no pun intended) The Hand in the conclusion of season two, Daredevil defeated The Hand alongside Frank Castle aka The Punisher.
The surviving members of The Hand then resurrected Elektra during The Defenders, only to be buried under the collapsed Midland Circle building alongside Daredevil – in which they were both presumed dead.
The final scene of The Defenders gives us our biggest hint of what to expect in the upcoming season of Daredevil however. Matt Murdoch is seen lying on a bed, with a nun taking care of him. As he appears to stir she shouts, “Get Maggie!” and then, “Tell her he’s awake.”
This would seem that the upcoming season could play on the Born Again comic book arc, first published in 1986. In this story arc, Maggie nurses Matt back to health after realising he is in fact her long-lost son. Actress Joanne Whalley was confirmed to be playing Maggie in January 2018.
In addition to this, Wilson Fisk uncovers Daredevil’s true identity in Born Again, which would fit the eerily foreshadowing scene in series two where he asks to “re-examine” Matt Murdock’s files after feeling a cut he suffered in one of his and Daredevil’s earlier clashes…