It looks like Marvel Studios is moving full steam ahead with their Halloween special, which has long been teased to be about the iconic Werewolf by Night or also known as Jack Russell. Some time ago, Gael Garcia Bernal joined the project as its main star and Deadline has now shared that The Nevers‘ Laura Donnelly has also joined the project in an undisclosed role. They believe she might be playing Nina Price, who eventually becomes Vampire by Night and is Jack Russel’s niece.
The character is actually not just a vampire, but also a werewolf hybrid. It’s not an uncommon trope within vampire stories, as the concept has also been explored in series like The Vampire Diaries. Her inclusion could hint at this being more than just the story of a man fighting his transformation into a werewolf. Deadline believes the project will start production soon, as it’s eyeing a release during next year’s Halloween.
Donnelly is a great catch, as she’s well known for her role in the HBO series The Nevers, Outlander, Britannia, and The Fall. She also had some cinematic outings with Tolkien and The Program. It’ll be interesting to see if her role might expand into a bigger one, especially with Marvel Studios introducing more horror-themed characters. Perhaps she and Bernal signed on for multiple projects, like a potential Midnight Sons crossover.