Add one more to the “Daredevil” season two cast: Actor Stephen Rider has been cast as Blake Tower, as reported Thursday evening by Deadline. Here’s the character description: “a District Attorney for New York City who helps Charlie Cox‘s Daredevil — a lawyer in his civilian identity as Matt Murdock — with information to help track down and capture criminals.”
Blake Tower is taken directly from Marvel Comics history, having first appeared in 1976’s “Daredevil” #129, created by Marv Wolfman and Bob Brown. In the comics, Blake Tower is also a New York City District Attorney.
Rider’s credits include two episodes of “Shameless” earlier this year, and appeared as Admiral Rochon in acclaimed 2013 film “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” Season two of “Daredevil” is expected to debut on Netflix in 2016.
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