Marvel Studios has reportedly hired Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany to play Jennifer Walters aka She-Hulk in the upcoming Disney+ series according to Deadline.
The Canadian actress is coming off an Emmy win for her work on Orphan Black and most recently had a supporting role in the HBO series Perry Mason.
Jennifer Walters is the lawyer cousin of Avengers member Bruce Banner and during a blood transfusion is given her own set of powers becoming the heroine She-Hulk. The character has been part of the ranks of both The Avengers and The Fantastic Four.
Mark Ruffalo confirmed talks with Marvel about joining the series and reprising the Smart Hulk/Banner role but his deal has yet to be made official.
Kat Coiro (The Mick, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) is in talks to direct multiple episodes with Rick & Morty’s Jessica Gao set as the show’s head writer.
Filming may begin next year in Atlanta.
She had previously tested for lead roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi but didn’t land the parts.
Tatiana might end up being a supporting character in other feature films once her series is released.