The Emmy Award winner is all but set to play the show's title character.
Just two days after director and executive producer Kat Coiro signed on to She-Hulk, Marvel has reportedly decided who will play the title character. Emmy Award winner Tatiana Maslany (Heartland, Orphan Black, HBO's Perry Mason) will portray the Jennifer Walters a.k.a. She-Hulk in the series, according to Deadline.
Marvel Studios has not yet officially confirmed the casting.
Maslany is best known for her Emmy Award-winning performances in Orphan Black. Most recently, she received praise from fans and critics alike for her role as Sister Alice in HBO's Perry Mason. The show premiered back in June, and has since been renewed for a second season. She also appeared opposite Brian Cranston and Tony Goldwyn in the 2018 Broadway production Network.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Kat Coiro will head up the upcoming She-Hulk series on Disney+. She is in negotiations to direct the pilot as well as several other episodes of the show. She will also serve as an executive producer. Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty) will be the series' lead writer.
The highly-anticipated She-Hulk is the latest in a group of Marvel shows coming to Disney+ in 2021. The studio has WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon and Winter Soldier in the works as well. All the shows are currently in production.
She-Hulk is the last major Marvel character to be co-created by the late, great Stan Lee.
- Matt Bishop