Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that acclaimed actor Vincent D'Onofrio has joined Marvel's Daredevil, an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. Best known for his critically-lauded work in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Men In Black, Full Metal Jacket and Homicide: Life on the Street, D'Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell's Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil.
Here's what Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television, had to say about the casting in a statement.
"We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining Marvel's Daredevil in such an integral role. Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."
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 Marvel TV's Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Smallville, Heroes).
Marvel's Daredevil is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.