Following on from the earlier news of Rosario Dawson having joined Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive Daredevil, now comes word that Elden Hanson will be playing Matt Murdock’s best friend and legal partner, Foggy Nelson.
Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, announced, “Elden plays one of the most important characters in the world of Marvel’s DAREDEVIL, and we’re thrilled to see Foggy Nelson brought to life by such an incredibly talented actor. He perfectly captures the heart and soul of this series, bringing an added resonance to Matt Murdock’s fight against the injustice in their great city.”
As well as Dawson in an unconfirmed role, Henson joins Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin. Daredevil is due to start its 13-episode run on Netflix next year, then the show will be followed be solo series for Luke Cage, Iron First, and Jessica Jones, with the four heroes teaming up for a Defenders mini-series.
The official word on Daredevil reads:
Marvel’s Daredevil follows the journey of Matt Murdock, who was blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, now fighting against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as the super hero Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.
Marvel’s first original series on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”, “Buffy: The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”) and Drew Goddard (“Cabin in the Woods,” “Lost,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” in addition to writing the first two episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil”), along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”).