Posted Tue Oct 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The superhero team-up series has cast its villain.
During the 2016 New York Comic Con, Marvel and Netflix announced a new cast addition to 'The Defenders.' Sigourney Weaver will join the upcoming original series as an unspecified villain.
"Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever! She is by definition a class act," said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
Check out the casting announcement video from the Comic Con panel below!
The show will feature a crossover team-up between Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist as they face their biggest threat yet. The series will star Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, and Finn Jones, all reprising their roles from their individual shows. Douglas Petrie ('Buffy the Vampire Slayer') and Marco Ramirez ('Orange is the New Black') are on board as showrunners. Likewise, Petrie, Ramirez, Drew Goddard ('The Martian,' 'Lost,' 'Alias'), and Jeph Loeb will all serve as Executive Producers for the mini-series. The show is being produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
"Sigourney Weaver, what more is there to say," said Cindy Holland,Vice President of original content at Netflix. "She's a formidable actress and we are thrilled to have her join our remarkable cast alongside Charlie, Krysten, Mike and Finn."
Other upcoming Netflix premieres include 'Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids' on October 12, 'Black Mirror' on October 21, 'The Crown' on November 4, 'Lovesick' on November 17, 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' on November 25, and 'Iron Fist' on March 17.
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