Actrress Elodie Yung has been cast as Elektra for the upcoming second season of Marvel's Daredevil. Marvel describes Elektra as a "mysterious woman" from Matt Murdock's past (as mentioned briefly in the first season), and that her "dangerous and exotic ways may be more than he can handle."
“After a worldwide search, we found in Elodie the perfect actress to embody both Elektra’s impressive and deadly physicality, as well as her psychological complexity,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television. “Paired with Charlie as Matt Murdock, the two will bring one of the most beloved and tumultuous comic book relationships to life with all the accompanying sparks and spectacular action sequences the show is known for.”
This news follows the recent casting of Jon Berthal to play the Punisher in the show's sophmore season, which reportedly just began filming this month.
Interestingly, Yung is no stranger to playing martial arts-trained warrior weilding sai and wearing red; the actress played Jinx in 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
The second season of Daredevil is scheduled to be released in 2016.