It appears Joanne Whalley is set to become born again in Daredevil‘s third season.
According to Deadline, the veteran of films like Willow and television series like Gossip Girl will play Sister Maggie in the Netflix series third year. Based on the Marvel Comics character, Charlie Cox stars as the eternally injured Matt Murdoch; a blind lawyer with enhanced senses enabling him to beat up criminals when he’s not getting beaten up himself. Cox also played Murdoch in Netflix’s The Defenders, which saw the Daredevil of Hell’s Kitchen left for dead. But a post-credit tag scene revealed he survived the collapse of a sky-scrapper and ended up in the care of some nuns.
One of the nuns happens to be named Maggie, a name that will ping in the mind of Daredevil comic book fans as the nun who turns out to be Matt’s long-lost mother in the Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli story “Born Again.” Since The Defenders reveal, many have assumed the third season will take its cues from that story — in which Matt’s life is completely destroyed by The Kingpin.
Vincent D’Onofrio also returns this season as Wilson Fisk, the deposed Kingpin with a score to settle. Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson also return as Karen Page and Foggy Wilson, Matt’s forever grimacing friends who have hard time accepting his vigilante ways.
Daredevil returns later this year on Netflix.