Latino Review first reported the news, which was later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. Dexter star Michael C. Hall was rumored to be in contention for the Matt Murdock role in March. The actor admitted in April that the story was only a rumor, but that he was interested in taking on the role.
This news comes just days after Spartacus' Steven S. DeKnight stepped in to replace Drew Goddard as showrunner. Drew Goddard was set to write and direct the first episode of the series back in December, but he was forced to back out due to his commitment to Sony's The Sinister Six.
No story details have been given for the Daredevil series, but it will be based on the Marvel comics centering on Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer in New York City's Hell's Kitchen by day, and crime-fighting vigilante by night. The 13-episode series is slated to debut on Netflix sometime in 2015.