“We are big fans of Joanne’s work and are fortunate that someone of her caliber will be joining our already talented family,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, in a statement.
In Daredevil’s incarnation of Sister Maggie, a Marvel comic book character, she is a strong-willed nun who speaks her mind and cares deeply about Matt’s safety. Sister Maggie became a critical character in the Frank Miller run of Daredevil when it was revealed that she is actually Matt Murdock’s mother.
Whalley joins returning cast including Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), as well as Vincent D’Onofrio reprising his role as Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin.
On Season 3, new showrunner Erik Oleson, an alum of The Man in the High Castle and Arrow, will executive produce alongside Loeb, Drew Goddard and Jim Chory. The series is produced by Marvel TV in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
Whalley is represented by Markham, Froggatt and Irwin.
There is no release date for Daredevil Season 3 yet, though it will likely be after the second seasons of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, which will launch in 2018.