Tatiana Maslany Nears a Deal for the Lead Role in Marvel’s She-Hulk

Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany – Emmy Studio – Photograph by Peter Yang on April 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany looks to be the lead choice for Marvel’s She-Hulk series that will air on Disney+. Kat Coiro will also direct several episodes of the series including the pilot. Jessica Gao will lead the writers room.

She-Hulk is Jennifer Walters, an attorney and cousin to Bruce Banner who gains her cousin’s power after a blood transfusion. But, unlike her cousin, she’s able to keep her intelligence and personality easier.

With a career that goes back decades, Maslany had a star-making turn in the cult series Orphan Black in 2013 which ran until 2017. Maslany was nominated for three Emmys and a Golden Globe during the show’s run, winning the Emmy for best actress in a drama series in 2016. She was recently seen and praised for her role as Sister Alice McKeegan in Perry Mason.

This won’t be the first comic based character she has stepped into the role for. The actress voiced the character Redcoat for the Captain Canuck animated series that ran from 2013 to 2014.

She-Hulk is one of numerous Marvel series coming to Disney+. Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight are all in the works or coming soon.

(via Variety)