Netflix is on a tear when it comes to original programming, but that doesn't mean some of us weren't a touch skeptical when they announced a "Daredevil" series. Casting Vincent D'Onofrio as a baddie piqued our interest, but now that Rosario Dawson has signed on to play a "critical" character in the series, well, we'll be setting our DVRs for "Daredevil." (Wait, you don't have to DVR Netflix! The magic of technology!)
Right now, Netflix hasn't divulged the name of her character, and the description is rather ambiguous. As per EW, Dawson's character is "a dedicated young woman whose quest to heal the wounds of Hell's Kitchen brings Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) unexpectedly crashing into her life, while her own journey forever alters the course of his battle against the injustices of this broken city." That rules out beloved ninja assassin Elektra (who was played by Jennifer Garner in 2003's "Daredevil" and her own stand-alone movie in 2005), and Murdock's love interest Karen Page.
Marvel's Jeph Loeb said, "Her role in the series is absolutely critical to Matt Murdock's journey to become the hero we know as Daredevil," so it will definitely be a biggie. It will be interesting to see how much "Daredevil" the TV show differs from the source material. Retconning, anyone?
Dawson is also in the upcoming "Sin City" sequel, "A Dame to Kill For." Check out the trailer before it hits theaters on August 22nd.