JOANNE WHALLEY JOINS THE CAST FOR SEASON THREE OF THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, "MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL"
LOS ANGELES, JANUARY 25, 2018 - Marvel Television and Netflix announced that actress, Joanne Whalley (Edge of Darkness, The Borgias) has been cast in the third season of MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL where she will portray Sister Maggie, a strong-willed nun who speaks her mind and cares deeply about Matt's safety. She joins returning cast including, Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), as well as Vincent D'Onofrio reprising his popular role as Wilson Fisk. All episodes of the first two seasons of MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL are now streaming on Netflix.
"We are big fans of Joanne's work and are fortunate that someone of her caliber will be joining our already talented family," said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel's Head of Television.
"Joanne is a rare talent and a terrific creative collaborator," added Erik Oleson, Showrunner and Executive Producer. "Watching her bring her role to life has the writers all pinching ourselves."
Whalley has graced the big and small screens for decades. Known for such films as Scandal and Willow, she has also been a firm fixture on British TV screens including the hit series, The Singing Detective and the conspiracy drama, The Edge of Darkness, for which she received a BAFTA nomination. Joanne can currently be seen starring as The Duchess of Burgundy in the Starz series The White Princess.
About 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.
The third season of MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Erik Oleson ("Man In The High Castle" and Drew Goddard ("Cabin in the Woods"), along with Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Luke Cage") and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Luke Cage").
MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world's most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Marvel's Inhumans" for ABC, "Marvel's Runaways" for Hulu", Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Luke Cage," Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Iron Fist," "Marvel's The Defenders," and "Marvel's Punisher for NETFLIX and "Marvel's Avengers" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" for Disney XD. Marvel is a co-producer on "Legion" (FX) and "The Gifted" (FOX). Marvel Television's upcoming projects includes "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" (Freeform) and Marvel's Untitled Deadpool animated series (FX). For more information, visit marvel.com. �2018 MARVEL
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