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.k.a. Mauler), a smalltime criminal in Hell's Kitchen, while Matt Gerald (Avatar, Dexter) will play Melvin Potter (a.k.a. Gladiator), a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.
Siding with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) are Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies, Hawaii Five-0) as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own; Wai Ching Ho (Law & 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. Here's what Executive Producer/Marvel's Head of Television Jeph Loeb had to say in a statement.
"With an already tremendous cast, these six actors help to fully flesh out Matt Murdock's world and give life to Hell's Kitchen. We've been blessed to work with such amazing actors on this series to create a truly remarkable first season."
Executive producer and showrunner Steven S. DeKnight also added his own statement.
"It's an honor to be working with such a talented and diverse group of artists who vividly bring these characters to life. 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 (The Cabin in the Woods, Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in addition to writing the first two episodes of Marvel's Daredevil), along with Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Smallville, Heroes), who also serves as Marvel's head of Television. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.