‘Daredevil’ has added a classic character for season 2 as Elodie Yung has joined the cast as Elektra….
Elodie Yung — best known for her roles in ‘GI Joe: Retaliation’ and ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ — has landed the coveted part of playing Elektra Natchios in season 2 of Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ on Netflix.
Elektra is a huge part of the Daredevil canon as a trained assassin who also serves as Matt Murdock’s love interest from time to time. There was a brief reference to Elektra in season one when Foggy mentioned a relationship Matt had with a Greek girl that ended badly.
In the comic books, Elektra is a the daughter of a powerful Greek diplomat.
“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb. “Paired with Charlie (Cox) as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”
Yung joins Jon Bernthal, who will play The Punisher, as part of the cast additions for season 2 of ‘Daredevil’.
Filming is already underway in New York for ‘Daredevil’ season 2 with a 2016 debut date expected on Netflix.