Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox is to take over from Ben Affleck as Marvel superhero Daredevil in an upcoming series on Netflix.

The actor is set to star as Matt Murdock, the blind comic book character with a crime-fighting alter ego, in the streaming service's new action programme.

Daredevil is one of four Marvel characters who will each receive their own series, including Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones.

The superhero was portrayed by Affleck, Hollywood's new Batman, in the feature film of the same name in 2003.