Marvel and Netflix have found their Elektra. Elodie Yung, who most recently starred in ABC’s drama pilot Of Kings & Prophets, has signed on to play the character in the 13 episode second season of Daredevil. First mentioned in the show’s first season, Elektra is described as mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle.
The first of four Marvel series for Netflix, 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. The drama series is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television, with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez serving as executive producers.
Elodie Yung is the second major cast addition to Daredevil for its upcoming second season, after The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal signed on to play Frank Castle (AKA The Punisher). Returning cast members include Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggy” Nelson and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple. Under a recently inked talent deal, Dawson’s character Claire Temple may also appear in some of Netflix’s other Marvel series.
“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity”, said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”