‘True Blood’s’ Deborah Ann Woll Joins ‘Daredevil’

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“True Blood” star Deborah Ann Woll is trading supernaturals for superheroes and has been cast as the female lead in “Daredevil.”

Woll will play Karen Page, the love interest to blind crimefighter Daredevil, aka Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), in the 13-episode series. Vincent D’Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson and Peter Shinkoda are also series regulars.

The show, which is based on the Marvel comics, comes from Marvel and ABC Studios. Steven S. DeKnight is the showrunner, having replaced “Lost” alum Drew Goddard. Both will serve as exec producers.

The role may have a special connection for Woll, as her real-life boyfriend EJ Scott is losing his sight due to choroideremia, and the two publicly campaign to fight the rare genetic disorder.

Woll is repped by CAA.

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  1. zyggie says:

    Happy for Ms. Woll. Loved her character Jessica on True Blood. Glad she has a new gig so soon.

  2. Chelsea says:

    The casting for this show is great, so looking forward to this new series.

  3. kimknits4u says:

    That is great I know she will do well

  4. briantoohey says:

    Awesome news. She’s an amazing talent who hasn’t blown up the way she should. Karen Page is a great role, and I’m happy she’s got something lined up now that True Blood is ending. Hopefully this will lead to bigger and better projects for her. And it’s great news for Daredevil the show.

  5. “Woll will play Karen Page, the blind lawyer/crime fighter in the 13-episode Netflix drama. ” Just an FYI that description applies to Daredevil, NOT Karen Page

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