Once production got back underway in New York, it didn’t take long for photos from the set of Daredevil: Born Again to make their way online. A fresh batch of set photos from X user Finn seemed to confirm that the deranged serial killer Muse–long rumored to be part of the series–will appear. A closer look at those same set photos may reveal even more information about the D+ series.
On a wall near Muse’s graffiti mural of Kingpin, posters for real life NYC venues Baby’s All Right and Bowery Ballroom can be seen. While posters like these are located all over the Big Apple, these are indeed part of the set for Daredevil: Born Again.
The Bowery Ballroom poster indicates that someone named Spencer Giles will be at the venue on Friday, March 12th which could be let in determining when this portion of the series is set. While there are certainly continuity problems within any shared universe as large as the MCU, Marvel Studios does its best to keep things tight which means if we accept that they’re working off a real world calendar where March 12th is a Friday, this portion of the series is either set in 2021 or 2027.
Either choice is interesting but each for its own reason. Should the series be set in 2021, it would be during the Blip and set roughly at the same time as Clint Barton’s exploits as Ronin as seen in detail in Hawkeye. At that point in time, Wilson Fisk was shown to be out of prison and in charge of the Tracksuit Mafia. Should the series be set in 2027, it would be set beyond the events of Secret Invasion which are, to date, the farthest out into the MCU’s “present day.”