Jolene Purdy is the latest addition to the upcoming ‘WandaVision’ series

Orange Is the New Black star Jolene Purdy joins the cast with a recurring role in the upcoming WandaVision series. Furthermore, the filming of her role is already confirmed.

The WandaVision series has a six-episode order from Disney+. Besides, Disney+ is keeping mum on her role and the number of episodes she will appear. The series will debut in the last week of December 2020. Just perfect for family viewing on the holidays.

Roles played by Jolene Purdy

Purdey debuted on the screen as Cherita Chen in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. Next to WandaVision, her biggest role was as Stephanie Hapakuka in Orange Is the New Black.  Among her television credits is the Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb that debuted in 2008.

She also played Mandella in eight episodes of 10 Things I Hate About You. In the TeenNick drama series Gigantic, she made several appearances as Piper Katins. She will appear in HBO’s forthcoming limited series, The White Lotus. Reportedly, she will appear alongside Molly Shannon and Alexandra Daddario.

“WandaVision” series synopsis

Wanda and Vision knew each other in MCU Civil Wartime. They seemed like friends more than lovers, and then they betray each other. Jumping to Infinity War, fans see them as lovers.

In WandaVision, the show will follow the couple as they try to live a suburban life. The show will take on the form of a TV sitcom. Complete with canned laughter, black and white color, and 1950’s effect. Actor Paul Bettany shares his insights on the series. He said: 

“I so admire Kevin Feige and the courage that he has. The decision that he’s made with this show is so bonkers, quite frankly, and really risky and really new and unlike anything [Marvel Studios has] ever done. It has been — I’m going to speak for [Elizabeth Olsen]; I guess she wouldn’t mind — is it’s been one of the highlights of my career, making this show. I don’t know how it’s gonna come out but it’s been so much fun to make. The writing is just extraordinary. I mean, Jac Schaeffer is the head writer on [WandaVision] and she’s just been brilliant. It’s the happiest set I’ve ever been on.”

Cast and other details

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen return to the home screens reprising their roles from the Avenger movie series. Also reprising their roles are Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. Kathy Hahn is joining the cast as the nosey neighbor.  Teyona Parris joins the cast as an older Monica Rambeau.

Image Courtesy of Marvel’s Entertainment/YouTube Screenshot

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