DaredevilSuperhero TV dramas tend to be all about cool gadgets, quippy banter, and slick action scenes, but Netflix's "Daredevil" wants to break that mold.

Instead, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight wants to model the series after "very grounded, very gritty, very real" films like "The French Connection" and "Taxi Driver." As he told Entertainment Weekly, "We always say we would rather lean toward The Wire than what's considered a classic superhero television show."

"There aren't going to be people flying through the sky. There are no magic hammers." (Take that, Thor!)

While "Daredevil," which hits Netflix in May, will be darker in tone than ABC sibling "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," don't expect "Game of Thrones"-style violence and nudity. "When I came onto this there was no way I wanted to make this hard-R or NC-17," DeKnight said, adding, "We're not looking to push it to extreme graphic violence, gratuitous nudity or anything like that. The story does not require that and I think would suffer if you pushed it that far."

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