Genneya Walton (Candy Cane Lane) has been cast in the upcoming Marvel Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again.
Character details are not being revealed but she is said to be playing a young journalist with connections to a character from the original series.
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Following a production pause in mid-June due to the writers strike, Marvel Studios implemented a creative overhaul of Daredevil: Born Again, which follows original star Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock, a blind attorney-turned-crimefighting superhero, and also features Vincent D’Onofrio reprising his role as mob boss Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin and Jon Bernthal returning as Punisher.
As part of the changes, Dario Scardapane (The Punisher) replaced Matt Corman and Chris Ord as showrunner.
The cast of Daredevil: Born Again also includes Margarita Levieva, Arty Froushan, Sandrine Holt, Michael Gandolfini and Nikki M. James. As we previously reported, we also hear Wilson Bethel is set to reprise his role as Benjamin Poindexter/Bullseye from the original series.
Walton most recently had a major recurring role in Season 4 of Never Have I Ever on Netflix, and starred in the Amazon Christmas movie, Candy Cane Lane, opposite Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross. Other credits include the lead role in the Storm Reid produced feature film Darby and the Dead (Disney/Hulu) and a series regular on the Kenya Barris/Rashida Jones Netflix comedy #BlackAf as well as MC2 at Netflix.
Walton is repped by A3 Artists Agency, Artistic Endeavors, and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcana Bobb & Dang.
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