Daredevil: Stephen Rider Cast As Blake Tower


Via Deadline, we have news that Stephen Rider has been cast as District Attorney Blake Tower for Netflix’s Daredevil.  Deadline has described the character as “a District Attorney for New York City who helps Charlie Cox’s Daredevil — a lawyer in his civilian identity as Matt Murdock — with information to help track down and capture criminals.”

Stephen Rider started his career in 2005.  His television credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, Lucky 7, Shameless, and Battle Creek.  His film credits include Til Parole Do Us Part (2005), Curtain Call (2007), The Great Debaters (2007), Urban Genesis (2008), Crown Prince of Heaven (2010), Safe House (2012), The Host (2013), Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013), Alpha Alert (2013), and The Wrong Side of Right (2015).

Created by Marv Wolfman and Bob Brown, the character of Blake Tower made his first appearance in Daredevil #129 (January 1976).  He worked with many heroes in the Marvel universe, most notably Daredevil and Captain America.  Tower would also later hire Jennifer Walters — the She-Hulk — as a lawyer.

Season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil is being executive produced by Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, replacing previous showrunner Steven S. DeKnight.  Both Petrie and Ramirez also served as writers for the first season.  Confirmed returning cast members are Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Elden Henson as Franklin “Foggie” Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.  Jon Bernthal and Elodie Yung join the series as Frank Castle / The Punisher and Elektra Natchios, respectively.  Bullseye is slated to appear, but has not been cast yet.

Daredevil is one of four Marvel/Netflix shows centered around events taking place in Hell’s Kitchen.  The other three will be Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones.  Like the cinematic universe, all four characters from each show will later converge together in a miniseries event called The Defenders — another superhero team akin to The Avengers.

Daredevil Season 2 is set to premiere sometime in 2016.

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