Joanne Whaley has joined Season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil.
The Edge of Darkness star will portray Sister Maggie, a strong-willed nun who speaks her mind and cares deeply about Matt Murdock’s (Charlie Cox) safety.
“We are big fans of Joanne’s work and are fortunate that someone of her caliber will be joining our already talented family,” says Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television.
“Joanne is a rare talent and a terrific creative collaborator,” adds Erik Oleson, now Showrunner and Executive Producer. “Watching her bring her role to life has the writers all pinching ourselves.”
Whalley joins returning cast members Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), as well as Vincent D’Onofrio who is reprising his popular role as Wilson Fisk.
Wilson Fisk will return for Daredevil Season 3
26th October 2017
Wilson Fisk will return for Season 3 of Daredevil, Marvel has announced.
Fisk, aka. iconic Daredevil comics villain Kingpin, was one of the major reasons Season 1 of the Netflix series was so widely praised, as Vincent D’Onofrio played the powerful businessman trying to control Hell’s Kitchen with vulnerability and menace.
“In the past, he’s been portrayed as an enormous brute, but D’Onofrio digs deep to create a fascinating character, drawing inspiration from the likes of Tony Soprano and even his own role from Full Metal Jacket,” we wrote in our review. “His hulking physique belies an awkwardness that’s both touching and a little disconcerting; when his civilised mask finally slips, it makes for a truly terrifying sight.”
Season 2 of Daredevil brought him back for a brief cameo, once again pitting him against attorney Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and his horned alter-ego. While that appearance was a surprise, Marvel is making no secret of Fisk’s return to the limelight for the show’s upcoming third run.
The news is announced by Marvel just as Erik Oleson joins the Netflix original series as showrunner and executive producer. Oleson was most recently head writer and Executive Producer of Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle. Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) and Loeb will exec produce the show, alongside Jim Chory (Marvel’s Jessica Jones).
“Vincent is an exceptional actor who returns with the incredible gravitas he brings to Fisk,” says executive producer, Jeph Loeb, adding, “we’re very excited how Marvel’s Daredevil develops through the creative lens and guidance of our new showrunner, Erik Oleson.”
D’Onofrio will be joined by returning cast members, including Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), and Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson). Season 3 of Daredevil is expected to air in 2018. You can see the first teaser trailer for the series here.