Marvel’s Daredevil casts Stephen Rider for season 2

Stephen RiderStephen Rider (Safe House, The Butler) joins the cast of Daredevil‘s second season as a series regular, playing a character from Marvel’s comic book universe, according to Deadline.

Rider will be playing District Attorney Blake Tower, a character who first appeared in the 1968 Marv Wolfman issue (“Man-Bull in China Town!“) and has gone on to be a recurring character in Daredevil and other series as well. He will be a valuable ally to Daredevil (lawyer Matt Murdock in his civilian identity) in his struggle to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen by providing important information to help the masked hero track down and capture dangerous criminals.

Rider joins the growing cast of the series including new members Elodie Yung as Elektra and Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle (The Punisher).

The second season of Daredevil will be launched on Netflix some time next year.