Marvel has today revealed that Elodie Yung will play Elektra in the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil. Leaked audition tapes appeared to reveal that the character would have a role in the series, and this news comes just a few weeks after the studio shocked fans by revealing that Jon Bernthal will play The Punisher.

This version of Elektra is described as a mysterious woman from Matt Murdock’s past whose dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle. The first season of Daredevil made reference to Elektra, but now Yung will portray one of Daredevil’s fan-favourite characters (who was created by Frank Miller).

“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb said in a press release about the casting addition earlier today. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”

Blinded as a young boy but imbued with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as Daredevil in modern day Hell’s Kitchen, New York City.

Yung joins a cast which also includes Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Jon Bernthal, and Rosario Dawson.