Rosario Dawson joins Marvel’s Daredevil for Netflix

The actress joins previously announced cast members Vincent D'Onofrio and Charlie Cox in the superhero series.
June 20, 2014

Marvel announced on Friday that actress Rosario Dawson is joining the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil, a 13-episode series premiering on Netflix next year.

Dawson, whose credits include Cesar Chavez, Kids, Rent and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, will co-star alongside previously-announced cast members Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Men in Black) and British thesp Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire). Cox plays the title character, previously portrayed by Ben Affleck in 20th Century Fox’s feature film adaptation of Daredevil in 2003.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix, Marvel’s Daredevil is being executive produced by series showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel) and Drew Goddard (Cabin in the WoodsLostBuffy The Vampire Slayer), who’s writing the first 2 episodes, along with Marvel TV’s head of television Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Smallville, Heroes).

As previously reportedDaredevil is scheduled to begin filming in New York City this summer. It will be the first in a series of Netflix shows from Disney/Marvel over the next several years, to be followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and, finally, a mini-series in which the characters team up as The Defenders, a la The Avengers.

Image via Marvel website/press release

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