We’re less than a month away from the release of “Marvel’s Daredevil” on Netflix, and Marvel Entertainment has now announced six supporting cast members that will appear in the series, two of which comic fans will recognize.
Among those announced include 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.
In addition, Rob Morgan (“Person of Interest,” “Believe”) will play Turk Barrett, a smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen who has previously stolen the armor of other supervillains (such as Stilt-Man and Maulred) to fight with Daredvil. Matt Gerald (“Avatar,” “Dexter”) will play Melvin Potter (aka the villain Gladiator), a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place. Gerald also had a villain role in a previous Marvel effort as “White Power Dave” in the “All Hail the King” One-Shot.
“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.”
Starring Charlie Cox as the Man Without Fear, “Marvel’s Daredevil” will premiere all 13 episodes on Netflix April 10.