Marvel is truly gearing up for the exciting release of ‘Daredevil’ on Netflix next month, and to be perfectly honest, based on the trailers, the cast, and the creative crew behind the series, it looks like the 13 episode season is going to be a lot of fun. Today’s news involves announcements regarding more cast members, and the various roles they will play in Matt Murdock’s (Charlie Cox) world, both as allies and villains. It seems that Marvel is really building out the world, pulling from the comics as well as creating their own characters, so that ‘Daredevil’ has plenty of real characters to interact with, and a host of believable villains at the Kingpin’s ( Vincent D’Onofrio) beck and call, ready to engage the masked vigilante.
Also released is the extended press-release regarding the new characters (below), as well as photos of each (further below).
Look for ‘Daredevil’ to begin streaming on Netflix on April 10th!
“Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce six supporting actors coming to “Marvel’s Daredevil,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix April 10, including two who will play fan-favorite characters from the Daredevil comic series.
From the comics, Rob Morgan (“Person of Interest,” “Believe”) will play Turk Barrett, a smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen, while Matt Gerald (“Avatar,” “Dexter”) will play Melvin Potter, a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.Rob Morgan and Matt Gerald
Siding with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) are Peter Shinkoda (“Falling Skies,” “Hawaii 5-0”) as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own; Wai Ching Ho (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Blue Bloods”) as Madame Gao, a powerful woman running her own trade; and Nikolai Nikolaeff (“Camp,” “Sea Patrol”) and Gideon Emery (“Grimm,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”) as Vladimir and Anatoly, two Russian brothers looking to forge new names for themselves in America.Peter Shinkdass and Wai Ching Ho Nikolai Nikolaeff and Gideon Emery
“With an already tremendous cast, these six actors help to fully flesh out Matt Murdock’s world and give life to Hell’s Kitchen,” said Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb. “We’ve been blessed to work with such amazing actors on this series to create a truly remarkable first season.”
It’s an honor to be working with such a talented and diverse group of artists who vividly bring these characters to life,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. “The challenge in bringing ‘villains’ to the screen is always in portraying them as three-dimensional characters. Our actors exceeded all expectations in this regard, crafting deeply flawed, wonderfully human antagonists.”
The six supporting actors join the previously announced cast of Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Scott Glenn (Stick), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich) and Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley) in the critically-lauded cast of “Marvel’s Daredevil.”
“Marvel’s Daredevil” follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus,” “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer,” “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,”) in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Lost,” “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix. For more information on “Marvel’s Daredevil,” and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com.”
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