Marvel’s Daredevil TV series has added Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) to the cast to play Karen Page. The character has long been the blind superhero’s love interest in the comics, and it looks like the Netflix limited series will continue that tradition. In the comics, the two go through periods of break-ups and make-ups that ultimately ends with her being killed by Bullseye, because what good is a female character if she can’t be murdered by the hero’s arch-nemesis? (see also: Elektra) Hopefully, the Daredevil TV series makes Page more than a love interest followed by tragedy fodder.
Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) will star as Murdock/Daredevil, along with Elden Henson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Murdock’s best friend and legal partner Foggy Nelson, Vincent D’Onofrio as the crime lord Kingpin, and Rosario Dawson, who has an unknown role on the show. Daredevil will premiere on Netflix next year. [EW]