Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has been cast in the lead role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming She-Hulk series for Disney+.
Rick And Morty writer Jessica Gao has already been set to head up the show’s writers room while Kat Coiro has been tapped to direct the pilot and an undisclosed number of additional episodes.
The series will be another extension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a limited series on the Disney+ streaming service. The first of Marvel Studios’ Disney+ offerings, WandaVision, is slated to premier later this year. Two more series, The Falcon And The Winter Solder and Loki have recently resumed production after a coronavirus pandemic-related hiatus. Three more series, Hawkeye, Ms Marvel and Moon Knight, are in development alongside She-Hulk.
No other details about the show are known and Marvel nor Disney has confirmed the reporting originally done by Deadline.
She-Hulk was the last major character to be created by Marvel Comics’ impresario Stan Lee. She first appeared in the self-titled Savage She-Hulk #1 in February 1980. A cousin of Bruce Banner, aka the Incredible Hulk, Jennifer Walters is an attorney who is injured and receives an emergency blood transfusion from her superhero cousin. Of course, that transfered some of his power to turn into a green, muscle-bound behemoth but since she received the powers in the diluted form she has more control of her hulked-out form. The initial comic series was not a success, only last twenty-five issues. The character later appeared at various times as a member of the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. A second series, The Sensational She-Hulk, from writer/articst John Byrne, was more successful, running for five years. In that book, which frequently satirized comic book tropes, She-Hulk was self-aware of her status as a comic book character and often broke the fourth wall to speak directly to readers. A third short-lived solo series launched in 2004 and centered on the character’s legal career with stories that focused on the intersection of law and masked superheroes.