Tatiana Maslany will be taking up the mantle of She-Hulk in the Disney+ series of the same name. She joins Kat Coiro, who is directing, and Jessica Gao, the writer and showrunner. No other news on the cast as been released.
Maslany is no stranger to the nerd world. She played the lead (well several of the leads) in the show Orphan Black, about clones who discover they are part of a strange experiment. She’s also recently has a prominent role in HBO’s gritty prequel/reboot Perry Mason.
She-Hulk follows Jennifer Walters, a lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner, who gets his powers after he donates his blood to her, turning her into She-Hulk. Unlike the early iterations of the Hulk, she is able to keep most of her personality, intelligence, and emotional control. No word yet as to whether the show will follow any of the storylines from the comic or will come up with a brand new plot line more in-line with the MCU.
She-Hulk is one of Marvel’s second wave of TV shows, along with Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel. Disney+ will be debuting WandaVision in late 2020, as well as Falcon and the Winter Soldier soon after, and Loki in 2021. No word yet as to when we could expect the series to come, since any production could be delayed due to COVID-19 (though it’s set to start in early 2021). Hopefully, whatever they decide, they will make Maslany not look like an uncanny mess through CGI.