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.