Stephen Rider, who will star in the upcoming second season of Netflix’s “Daredevil,” has been cast in Discovery’s miniseries “Harley and the Davidsons,” Variety has learned exclusively.
Rider will portray William Johnson, the first African-American Harley-Davidson dealer, in the limited series that revolves around the founders of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. Johnson (Rider) broke down barriers becoming not just the first black Harley dealer, but also the first African-American to be licensed to compete in national motorcycle racing events.
Rider joins a cast that includes Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones”), Robert Aramayo (“Game of Thrones”) and Bug Hall (“The Little Rascals”).
Production begins next month, and the project is set to air in three two-hour installments later this year. Evan Wright and Seth Fisher penned the six-hour series.
Rider will star in the regular role of Blake Tower on season two of “Daredevil,” which premieres March 18 on Netflix. His other credits include “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Safe House.” He is repped by WME, One Entertainment and attorney Fred Toczek.