Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Daredevil has added another actor to its already impressive cast.
Veteran actor Scott Glenn, whose previous television credits include Monk and The Leftovers, has joined the 13 episode drama series, which is set to premiere on Netflix in all territories where the streaming service has a presence – including the US, the UK and Ireland – in early 2015.
From Steven S. DeKnight, Marvel and ABC Studios, Daredevil follows Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses and fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Scott Glenn has been cast as Stick, the mysterious martial artist and mentor of Matt Murdock. He joins a cast which is being led by Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) and also includes Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Elden Henson (Intelligence), Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Rosario Dawson (Sin City).
“Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock’s life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero’s journey,” said Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television. “There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt’s journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil.”