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'Marvel's Daredevil' Casts Joanne Whalley in Season 3

Charlie Cox in 'Marvel's Daredevil'

Joanne Whalley is to play a "strong-willed nun" in Season 3 of Marvel's Daredevil, which is to premiere later this year.

The British actress is best known for her work in Willow, Scarlett and Edge of Darkness.

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"We are big fans of Joanne's work and are fortunate that someone of her caliber will be joining our already talented family," Jeph Loeb, the superhero show's executive producer and Marvel's head of television, said in a statement.

"Joanne is a rare talent and a terrific creative collaborator," added Erik Oleson, showrunner and executive producer. "Watching her bring her role to life has the writers all pinching ourselves."

Actress Joanne Whalley speaks onstage during the 'Beowulf' panel at 2016 Winter TCA Tour

Marvel described Whalley's character Sister Maggie as "a strong-willed nun who speaks her mind and cares deeply about Matt's safety."

Charlie Cox plays Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Deborah Ann Woll plays Karen Page and Elden Henson plays Foggy Nelson on the show. Also returning for Season 3 on a recurring basis is Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.

The first two seasons of Marvel's Daredevil are now streaming on Netflix.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.