“True Blood” actress Deborah Ann Woll has been cast as the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil” TV series which is currently in production.
Woll will play Karen Page, the greatest ongoing romance for the comic title’s blind hero Matt Murdock (played by Charlie Cox). Murdock is a lawyer by day, crime-fighting hero by night who protects New York’s dangerous Hell’s Kitchen area and its citizens.
First appearing in the comics in 1964, Page is a secretary at Murdock’s law firm and eventually learns of Matt’s secret life as the superhero Daredevil. Ellen Pompeo played the role in the 2003 film where it was more of a throwaway part while Jennifer Garner’s Elektra was the central female role.
Here, the role is said to be the first time the character will be accurately portrayed on screen as she was in the comics. Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”) is the showrunner on the 13-episode series which is set to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2015.