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Rosario Dawson to Star in Netflix’s “Daredevil”

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Netflix continues to add big names to its upcoming series, “Daredevil.” This week it was announced that Rosario Dawson has joined the cast in a lead role of the comic book series adaptation. Marvel revealed the news today on its website.

According to Marvel’s announcement, Dawson will play a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell’s Kitchen brings blind attorney Matt Murdock unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city.

Dawson is most known for her roles in Sin City and its recent sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. She also starred in the musical film adaptation of Rent. 

The titular role of Dardevil, aka Matt Murdock, will be played by Boardwalk Empire’s Charlie Cox. It was announced last week that Vincent D’Onofrio will play villain known as “The Kingpin.”

Steven S. DeKnight will serve as series showrunner.

“Daredevil” will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2015 simultaneously like previous Netflix Original Series. It will consist of 13 episodes. The series will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Daredevil” is the first of five Marvel projects that were ordered for Netflix. It is to be followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” before leading into a “Defenders” miniseries.

Vincent D’Onofrio Boards Netflix’s “Daredevil”

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The upcoming Netflix comic adaptation “Daredevil” has added a new cast member by way of Vincent D’Onofrio. Reportedly he will play the foe for the titular character Matt Murdock.

The plot follows lawyer-by-day Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil. 

D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, an antagonist also known as “The Kingpin.” The character was described in the press release as “a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with Murdock.” 

“The Kingpin” was famously played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2003 film adaptation starring Ben Affleck.

D’Onofrio will star opposite the “Boardwalk Empire” alum (and my secret boyfriend) Charlie Cox as Murdock. So far no other cast members have been announced.

Steve S. DeKnight will serve as showrunner.

“Daredevil” will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2015 simultaneously like previous Netflix Original Series. It will consist of 13 episodes. The series will be set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Daredevil” is the first of five Marvel projects that were ordered for Netflix. It is to be followed by “Jessica Jones,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage,” before leading into a “Defenders” miniseries.

“Hemlock Grove” Season 2 Key Art Revealed

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Netflix has released the key art for the upcoming second season of Eli Roth’s “Hemlock Grove.” The show that doesn’t deserve a second season will premiere with ten new episodes on Friday, July 11. As a Netflix Original Series, it will have all ten episodes available at once.  You can see the new art above.

The show explores the strange happenings in the titular small Pennsylvania town, focusing on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed. Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Brewer) embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.

“Hemlock Grove” stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron and Dougray Scott, along with Madeline Brewer, Madeleine Martin, Joel de la Fuente and Tiio Horn.

Charles “Chic” Eglee has joined the series as showrunner and executive producer in season two.

Hemlock Grove Returns for Its Second Season on July 11

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For some godforsaken reason, “Hemlock Grove” will premiere on Friday, July 11. The Netflix Original Series that is based on the novel by Brian McGreevy, will enter its second season this year.

All ten episodes of the one-hour series starring Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron and Dougray Scott will be available at launch in all territories where Netflix is available — U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands. The series also stars Madeline Brewer, Madeleine Martin, Joel de la Fuente and Tiio Horn.

“Hemlock Grove” is a supernatural thriller which explores the strange happenings in a small Pennsylvania town. The show focuses on the unlikely friendship between the founding family’s young heir, Roman Godfrey (Skarsgård), and gypsy newcomer and outsider, Peter Rumancek (Liboiron). Each holds a monstrous secret that has been unleashed.

Season two continues with the town coming to grips with the shocking massacre incurred by one of its deadliest creatures. Roman and Peter are now faced with new responsibilities and the realities that come with adulthood. Roman’s relationship with his mother (Janssen) is all but dead as he struggles with his unwanted Upir birthright and the disappearance of his sister, Shelley (Martin). Peter moves in with Destiny (Horn) and is forced to get a job after his mother is sent away. Meanwhile, in search of a new life, newcomer Miranda Cates (Madeline Brewer), embarks on Hemlock Grove with an unknowingly profound effect on Peter and Roman. And Norman (Scott), still reeling from the loss of his family, must face the harsh truths that are uncovered about those he still loves.

“Season two of ‘Hemlock Grove’ is a hot mix of passion, intrigue and supernatural thrills that come together in mysterious and riveting ways,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “The intensity and suspense take things to a whole new level and open doors to a brand new chapter that our members are going to love.”

“Hemlock Grove” comes from executive producer Eli Roth.

“I cannot wait for fans to see what’s in store for season two – it is going to blow away all expectations,” said Roth. “Netflix has been an incredible partner, and whenever we wanted to take the story in a dangerous direction, they encouraged us to go even further – into a scarier, darker, and sexier place. We guarantee you won’t see anything like this anywhere else on television.”

In case you didn’t know, “Hemlock Grove” is THE WORST.