Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Less than a month remains until the world gets to meet Daredevil. The first Netflix Marvel show premieres April 10 and looks better and better with every single trailer.
We already know all about the major cast members, such as Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson and Scott Glenn. But Wednesday, Marvel announced six supporting characters and actors who had yet to be revealed. The actors are Rob Morgan, Matt Gerald, Peter Shinkodaas, Wai Ching Ho, Nikolai Nikolaeff and Gideon Emery. Read about the Daredevil supporting characters below.
Marvel.com made the announcement, here are the breakdowns of the Daredevil supporting characters:
- Rob Morgan is Turk Barrett, “a smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen”
- Matt Gerald is Melvin Potter, “a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place”
- Peter Shinkodaas is Nobu, “a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own”
- Wai Ching Ho is Madame Gao, “a powerful woman running her own trade”
- Nikolai Nikolaeff and Gideon Emery are Vladimir and Anatoly, “two Russian brothers looking to forge new names for themselves in America”
And images of each actor:
And finally, here’s the press release with all the info. What do you think of the cast?
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 smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen, while Matt Gerald (“Avatar,” “Dexter”) will play Melvin Potter, a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.
Siding with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) are Peter Shinkoda (“Falling Skies,” “Hawaii 5-0”) as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own; Wai Ching Ho (“Law and 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.
“With an already tremendous cast, these six actors help to fully flesh out Matt Murdock’s world and give life to Hell’s Kitchen,” said Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television Jeph Loeb. “We’ve been blessed to work with such amazing actors on this series to create a truly remarkable first season.”
“It’s an honor to be working with such a talented and diverse group of artists who vividly bring these characters to life,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight. “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 (“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.,” “Lost,” “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones”).
“Marvel’s Daredevil” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix
For more information on “Marvel’s Daredevil,” and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com.Cool Posts From Around the Web: