Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany to lead Disney+’s She-Hulk
Just a few days after landing Kat Coiro (Marry Me) to direct and executive produce the series and months of casting rumors, Disney+’s She-Hulk has finally found its titular star in Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany as she is in final talks to star in the Marvel Cinematic Universe spin-off, according to Variety.
The 34-year-old actress first broke out with her lead multi-roles on the BBC’s Orphan Black, for which she was nominated for three Emmys and a Golden Globe and brought home the former in 2016, and after providing her voice to a handful of animated series she recently returned to the live-action world of television in HBO’s revival of Perry Mason, which was recently renewed for a second season.
The She-Hulk series was officially announced by Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige last year along with two other MCU shows Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. This marks the iconic superheroes’ live-action debut who are also expected to be featured in future MCU films.
The series will be developed and written by Jessica Gao, who is the Emmy-winning scribe behind Rick and Morty‘s acclaimed Season 3 episode “Pickle Rick.”
She-Hulk debuted in Marvel Comics’ “Savage She-Hulk” #1 in 1980, created by writer Stan Lee and artist John Buscema. Her alter ego is Jennifer Walters, the cousin of Bruce Banner/Hulk, who after being shot is provided a blood transfusion from Bruce that turns her into a similar green monster. She later became a member of the Avengers and briefly replaced Ben Grimm in The Fantastic Four.
She-Hulk is one of a slew of properties Marvel Studios is currently developing for the forthcoming streaming service Disney+, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, What If…?, WandaVision, Hawkeye, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel. The Winter Soldier series is set to be the first to premiere amongst the group, with the six-episode first season slated for an August 2020 debut.
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