With Marvel Studios hard at work bringing a new series of everyone’s favorite Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, the excitement for Daredevil: Born Again is at an all-time high. Today, we’re able to shed some light on one of the directors bringing this iconic character back to our screens: Jeffrey Nachmanoff.
Veteran director Jeffrey Nachmanoff enters Hell’s Kitchen
A friend of the site, Twitter user Scarlet Witch Updates, has brought to our attention a previously unannounced director for the upcoming Disney+ Marvel Studios series. While his episode contributions aren’t revealed, it appears that Jeffrey Nachmanoff will be directing at least one episode of Daredevil: Born Again. This information comes from the director’s resume posted on his personal website.
Does that name ring any bells for you? Don’t worry if not, but from the list of shows he’s worked on, he certainly seems to know his way around police/law procedurals. This fits well with the aesthetic of the writers brought in for Daredevil: Born Again. For more on that, read Ayla Ruby’s first report about some of the writers attached to this project.
Jeffrey Nachmanoff’s television directing experience include pilots for three drama series – Detroit 187, Chicago Fire, and Hostages. He also wrote for Hostages and did some legwork as co-showrunner with Rick Eid. He has some additional writing credits, as he worked on the pilot for Legends.
His further television experience as director are as follows: Homeland, The Brave, The Passage, Lovecraft Country, and Echo 3. Lastly, he did consult as a producer for Chicago PD and Replicas. But his most stand-out credit is writing the screenplay for the 2004 summer blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow.
How Nachmanoff fits into the wider street-level MCU
While his resume may not be extensive, Jeffrey Nachmanoff is an absolute grab in the sense that he’s worked on many dramas. As stated above, with so many of his past projects focused on police and law procedurals, his experience will fit in well with what is rumored to be happening in Daredevil: Born Again.
The first three seasons, which were developed and streamed on Netflix, focused more so on Daredevil the superhero rather than Matt Murdock the human being. It seems Born Again may have a better balance of the two throughout the 18 episodes being worked on currently.
Tensions are high currently in the street-level MCU, with the ending of Hawkeye where Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) was shot in the face by Maya Lopez/Echo (Alaqua Cox) and a brief appearance by Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) in She-Hulk. We’ve seen Kingpin and Daredevil operating separately from each other recently, so it’s exciting to see the dramatic nature of Born Again when they reunite on screen.
Nachmanoff’s directing in the episode “Rewind 1921” of HBO’s Lovecraft Country netted one of the best received of the series. It was the penultimate episode so it shows he’s capable of directing more than just pilots. Daredevil: Born Again is currently filming throughout New York City and should continue doing so through the rest of this year.
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