Tatiana Maslany is hulking out. The fan-favorite actor known for Orphan Black has landed the lead role in Disney+’s She-Hulk series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Maslany will play Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin of Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk). In the comics, an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin gave Walters her powers, but unlike Banner, She-Hulk was able to keep her intelligence and personality when she hulked out.
Veteran television director Kat Corio is helming the pilot, and Rick & Morty Emmy winner Jessica Gao is leading the writers room on She-Hulk. Actor Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has expressed interest in appearing in the show.
Maslany rose to fame for Orphan Black, the sci-fi TV series where she showed off her acting chops by playing a number of clones. The show landed her a lead drama actress Emmy win in 2016. She was nominated for Emmys two additional times and also received a Golden Globe nom for her work. Maslany currently is among the cast of HBO’s Perry Mason series.
Marvel Studios has a number of shows in development for Disney+, including WandaVision, which is due out later this year. The studio recently resumed production on Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which shut down in March due to COVID-19, and also has a Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston that was partially completed before the pandemic shut down production.
Maslany is repped by ICM Partners, The Characters Talent Agency, Hansen Jacobson and The Initiative Group.