Marvel’s Daredevil Netflix series debuts in full in just under a month, but it appears that a few more casting announcements are in order. Marvel announced today that six “supporting actors” are joining the series, two of whom will be filling roles familiar to comics readers. Rob Morgan (Person of Interest) will play Turk Barrett, a smalltime criminal in Hell’s Kitchen, while Matt Gerald (Avatar) is set as Melvin Potter, a “machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.”
Additionally, Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies) will play Nobu, a Japanese businessman siding with Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk; Wai Ching Ho (Blue Bloods) is set as Madame Gao, a powerful woman running her trade; and Nikolai Nikolaeff (Camp) and Gideon Emery (Grimm) will play Russian brothers Vladimir and Anatoly who are trying to start new lives in America.
As these actors are announced as late additions to the ensemble, they’re likely relatively minor roles in the scheme of the series, but since interest in the show is quite intense I imagine some fans may be enthused to hear of the addition of Turk Barrett and Melvin Potter.
The principal cast of Daredevil is made up of Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), Bob Gunton (Leland Owlsley), Scott Glenn (Stick), Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich) and Toby Leonard Moore (Wesley). The story follows Murdock’s journey from blinded young boy to extraordinary sensed lawyer who fights injustice by day in the courts, and by night on the streets.
All 13 episode of Marvel’s Daredevil will be available on Netflix on April 10th.