The series centers on lawyer Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), cousin of Bruce Banner, who inherits his Hulk powers after she receives a blood transfusion from him. Unlike Bruce, however, when she hulks out Jennifer is able to retain most of her personality, intelligence, and emotional control. Jamil will reportedly play Titania, a Marvel supervillain with incredible strength and a frequent rival of She-Hulk.
Reps for Marvel Studios and Jamil did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment. This post will be updated should that change.
Along with Maslany, Jamil joins previously announced cast members Renée Elise Goldsberry, Ginger Gonzaga, and Tim Roth. Mark Ruffalo will also reprise the role of Bruce Banner in the series.
Jamil is best known to American audiences for her starring role in the critically-acclaimed NBC comedy “The Good Place,” on which she starred throughout the show’s four season run. She also currently hosts the TBS game show “The Misery Index” and serves as a judge on the HBO Max competition series “Legendary.”
Kat Coiro will serve as director and executive producer on “She-Hulk.” She will direct the pilot and additional episodes of the series. Jessica Gao is head writer for the series and serves as executive producer.
“She-Hulk” is one of several Marvel Cinematic Universe shows at Disney Plus. “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” and most recently “Loki,” have already been released. Others in the pipeline include “Secret Invasion,” “Moon Knight,” “Ms. Marvel,” and “Hawkeye.”