Marvel’s Daredevil Adds Joanne Whalley as Matt Murdock’s Mom

Fans may recall the ending of Marvel’s The Defenders. As a bedridden Matt Murdock suffers from his wounds, one of the nearby nuns says “Get Maggie. Tell her he’s awake.” That name drop is a bombshell for fans of Daredevil comic books, as Sister Maggie is none other than Matt Murdock’s very own mother, and Marvel has now cast the part!

Joanne Whalley (The Borgias, Gossip Girl, Wolf Hall) has joined the cast in the pivotal role, which appears to indicate that the series will be taking its cues from the “Born Again” storyline wherein The Kingpin finally learns the identity of Daredevil and becomes obsessed with killing the man without fear.

“We are big fans of Joanne’s work and are fortunate that someone of her caliber will be joining our already talented family,” said executive producer Jeph Loeb.

Showrunner Erik Oleson adds: “Joanne is a rare talent and a terrific creative collaborator. Watching her bring her role to life has the writers all pinching ourselves.”

She joins a cast that includes Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), and Wilson Bethel.

Oleson will be the third new showrunner for the series, replacing Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who were co-showrunners on the second season of the series. Steven DeKnight was the showrunner in the inaugural season.

Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3 will premiere on Netflix in 2018. The third season of Marvel’s Daredevil is Executive Produced by series showrunner Erik Oleson and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), along with Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Marvel’s Daredevil is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

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