The Nevers star Laura Donnelly joins Marvel’s Halloween special about Werewolf by Night

In 2021, Marvel Studios debuted five TV series on Disney+: WandaVisionThe Falcon and the Winter SoldierLokiWhat If…? and Hawkeye. Now I know what you’re thinking: but that’s not nearly enough! And Marvel agrees with you. It’s working on a lot of new projects, including She-HulkMs. MarvelMoon Knight and a Halloween special starring Gael Garcia Bernal as the hero Werewolf by Night, who can become a werewolf but retain his human faculties.

And now, Deadline reports that Laura Donnelly, best known for playing the lead role of Amalia True on HBO’s The Nevers, is joining the special! We’re not entirely sure who she’ll play, but smart money is on Vampire by Night, the niece of Bernal’s character. Her real name is Nina Price, who already carries the lycan gene when she’s bitten by a vampire.

So she’s a werewolf/vampire hybrid. Does this mean they get to put a Dracula cape on a wolf? I hope so.

Marvel’s Halloween Special release date

Bernal and Donnelley are both talented, so I expect this special to live up to Marvel’s usual high standards. There’s no word on whether it will be a one-off lark or something that pushes the Marvel Cinematic Universe forward, but Marvel does love to lay groundwork for what comes next, so I wouldn’t take my eye off it.

Expect Marvel’s Halloween special to air around Halloween, obviously. There’s also a Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special coming a bit later.

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