Marvel’s Netflix shows—Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage—all take place in the same version of New York City. It’s gritty, it’s prone to ugly violence, and you’re more than likely to encounter a nurse named Claire Temple. And sometimes the links are so subtle, casual viewers might not even notice.
Speaking at Wizard World Chicago, Daredevil’s Charlie Cox pointed out one example of this:
“One thing that I thought was really cool is that in the second season [of ‘Daredevil’], we had a scene together and in the storyline we hadn’t seen each other for a long time and it takes place at the hospital,” said Cox. “Roasario had — Claire Temple has a cut in her eyebrow. So I was like, ‘What is that?’ Apparently it had nothing to do with our world but it’s part of ‘Luke Cage.’ The timeline had been thought through and worked out so that whatever’s going on in ‘Luke Cage,’ which we don’t know, I don’t know, somehow at some point during that show, the next day she’s in the hospital talking to me.”
For her part, Dawson told the same panel audience that she signs on for specific episodes when her character is needed—sometimes without knowing which show she’s going to appear on. Up next: Luke Cage, which begins September 30.