Marvel has confirmed that actress Deborah Ann Woll, best known for playing Jessica on HBO’s True Blood, has joined the cast of the upcoming Daredevil series set to run on Netflix.
Woll is set to play the role of Karen Page, who Marvel describes as being an “enigmatic young woman whose quest for justice sends her crashing into the life of Matt Murdock, irrevocably changing his war for a better tomorrow against the forces of evil in Hell’s Kitchen.”
The news was first reported a couple of weeks back, but Woll’s casting was officially confirmed today by Marvel.
Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, had this to say about the casting:
“Deborah Ann Woll is fiery, self-assured and inspires those around her–all words that perfectly describe Karen Page. It’s through Deborah Ann’s nuanced portrayal that we see just why Karen is not only important to Matt Murdock, but is a central figure in the war for the soul of Hell’s Kitchen.”
She joins a cast that includes Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire) as Daredevil/Murdock, Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black, Full Metal Jacket) as Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, Elden Henson (Fulton Reed from The Mighty Ducks!) as Foggy Nelson, and Rosario Dawson.
Daredevil will premiere on Netflix in 2015.