Daredevil season 3 casts Peter Halpin as Theo Nelson, Foggy's little brother and an original character created for the popular Marvel Netflix show. Excitement is building for the third season, which premieres tomorrow.
The partnership between Marvel and Netflix has been a tremendously productive one, with no less than four seasons dropping on the streaming giant in 2018. Daredevil season 3 is easily the most eagerly anticipated, though, since the show was officially announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Plus, this season finally follows on from the dramatic events of The Defenders.
Deadline has confirmed that season 3 will introduce a brand new character into the Daredevil mythology. It's time for viewers to meet Theo Nelson, Foggy's younger brother. According to Deadline, Theo is "as genial as his older sibling but less career-driven than Matthew Murdock’s law partner." It seems Theo has worked his whole life at his parents' butchers shop in Hell's Kitchen. That seems to imply an interesting dynamic between the two siblings; one has pursued his career, while the other has stayed at home with the parents. Theo will be played by Peter Halpin (Angela's Ashes, Garage, Narcan).
Elden Henson, who plays Foggy, has promised that this will be an important season for his character. Showrunner Erik Oleson consulted with him about the direction Foggy could take back before production began, and according to Henson he will "[step] out from Matt’s shadow a little bit and sort of become his own man in some ways." It seems part of that character development involves connecting with his roots, with Foggy presumably visiting his parents and spending some time with his sibling.
The plot of Daredevil season 3 is heavily influenced by the classic Born Again and Guardian Devil arcs, and as such it could be a dangerous time for Foggy. In Born Again, Wilson Fisk learned that Matt Murdock was Daredevil, and launched a relentless campaign to destroy the Man Without Fear. It's quite likely that, in the Netflix version, Matt's closest friends will be caught in the clash between Daredevil and the Kingpin - and Fisk isn't above targeting family members. That means Theo - and, indeed, Foggy's parents - could be in very real danger.
Viewers really don't have long to wait until they get to meet Theo Nelson for the first time. Daredevil season 3 will officially release at midnight PST/3am EST/8am BST on October 19 - which does make this a surprisingly late casting announcement.