According to Deadline, Broadway actress Nikki M. James has been tapped to join Charlie Cox in Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again. Further details about her character are still being kept under wraps.
James gained critical acclaim for her leading role in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, which earned her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She also recently appeared in four episodes of Apple TV+’s sci-fi thriller Severance.
In addition to James, the series will also feature Michael Gandolfini, Margarita Levieva, and Sandrine Holt in unknown roles.
Daredevil: Born Again is described as an 18-episode revival of the original Netflix series, which ran for three seasons. It will feature the return of leading stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio as they reprise their respective roles as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Wilson Fisk/Kingpin.
Both characters made their Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts in 2021, with Kingpin guest-starring in the Hawkeye series and Matt Murdock briefly appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Cox also recently guest-starred in two episodes of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, where he got to show off a new side of the hero.
Daredevil: Born Again hails from head writers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, who will also serve as executive producers along with Kevin Feige. The series will stream on Disney+ in the spring of 2024.