Tatiana Maslany to Play She-Hulk in Marvel Disney+ Series
A great actress just got a great big role. Deadline reports that Tatiana Maslany will star in the lead role of Marvel’s upcoming Disney+ series She-Hulk. This news comes a few days learning that Marry Me director Kat Coiro would be helming the series and serve as executive producer. Maslany, an immensely gifted actress who most recently co-starred in HBO’s excellent Perry Mason, will star as Jennifer Walters, Bruce Banner’s cousin, and an inheritor of his powers after she receives a blood transfusion from the brilliant but irritable scientist. The main difference—and it’s a big one—between Hulk and She-Hulk is that when she goes green, she can still maintain most of her intelligence and control her emotions.
Maslany made her big splash on BBC’s ambitious sci-fi series Orphan Black, where she played the lead plus a slew of supporting roles in what has to be one of the most bravura multi-performances of recent memory. Maslany and Coiro make a potent team, and they’re joined by Rick and Morty scribe Jessica Gao, who is writing the series, showrunning, and executive producing as well.
She-Hulk joins Marvel’s growing roster of shows in development at Disney+. Those include WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight. Had it not been for the pandemic, we’d have already seen The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision is still reportedly coming to Disney+ this December.
As for She-Hulk, it now has to be one of the most interesting projects Marvel is developing. This is a character we haven’t seen on screen, and with Maslany in the lead role, the sky’s the limit for how good, and hopefully how weird, this series can be.
Featured image: Tatiana Maslany is Sister Alice in ‘Perry Mason.’ Photo by: Photograph by Merrick Morton/HBO