12:00pm PT by Aaron Couch
Netflix's 'Daredevil' Adds Six to Cast, Including Comic Book Bad Guys
Hell's Kitchen is filling up.
Netflix's Daredevil has cast six new supporting castmembers, Marvel.com announced Wednesday.
The newcomers include Rob Morgan (Person of Interest), who is set to play smalltime crook Turk Barrett. In the comics, Turk often crosses paths with Daredevil (Charlie Cox), but generally is not seen as a major threat as he's not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Matt Gerald (Avatar) will play Melvin Potter, described a machinist caught in a tricky situation. In the comic books, Matt Gerald is the alter ego of the supervillain, Gladiator, who eventually changes his ways and becomes a Daredevil supporter.
Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies) is set to play Nobu, a Japanese businessman who is an ally of the Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio) but has his own agenda.
Wai Ching Ho (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) is set to play Madame Gao, described as a powerful woman running her own trade.
Nikolai Nikolaeff (Australia's Sea Patrol) and Gideon Emery (How to Train Your Dragon 2) are starring as two Russian brothers named Vladimir and Anatoly. The pair have come to America to forge new lives.
The actors join a cast also including 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).
Daredevil begins streaming its 13-episode first season on April 10.