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Marvel's very own archer Clint Barton, better known as Hawkeye, is finally front and center in his very own television series. "Hawkeye," which scored a premiere date of November 24, 2021, is a continuation of the MCU, following on from the events of "Avengers: End Game" and the "Black Widow" post-credits scene. "I can tell you it takes place as it's released," star Jeremy Renner revealed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in October 2021. "It's kind of a holiday event, if you will, it takes place in New York ... over Christmas."

Renner also confirmed that the "look and format of the show" is largely based on the comics. This means fans can expect to see Barton teaming up with Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld), a young archer who he will ultimately pass the Hawkeye mantle on to. Alongside Renner and Steinfeld, stars like Florence Pugh and Vera Farmiga are going to have big roles in the series. Barton's family also feature heavily in the trailer, so you can expect to see Linda Cardellini return as his wife Laura Barton. Ava Russo (daughter of director Joseph Russo), Ben Sakamoto, and Cade Woodward will also reprise their roles as Clint and Laura Barton's children Lila, Cooper, and Nathaniel. The trio were last seen at Tony Stark's funeral in "Avengers: Endgame."

Although there are a few veterans returning to the MCU, there are plenty of fresh faces joining the series, too. Keep reading to find out more about the cast of "Hawkeye."

Jeremy Renner

American actor Jeremy Renner will reprise his role as the title character Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the MCU's latest television series. Both Hawkeye's popularity and screen time have grown since his first appearance in "Thor" in 2011, but this is undoubtedly the most attention the character has ever received. Renner is thrilled to have the opportunity to explore his character even further. He previously noted that the duality of Barton — who is both a superhero and just a human — was one of the things that drew him to the character. "That was really cool to be able to explore that human side [of him]," the actor said on the set of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in 2015. "That was my main attraction to playing Hawkeye in the first place because he's a character that is human and he's flawed and he has limitations."

Alongside his role as the Avenger, Renner is known for starring in fast-paced action movies, such as "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" and "The Bourne Legacy." Though his career started in the '90s, his breakthrough moment didn't arrive until 2008's "The Hurt Locker." When MTV News noted in 2010 that it took a little while before he finally landed a gig that made him a household name and earned him his first Oscar nomination, he said, "Well, I felt pretty happy over the decade working so much and getting to do some great films. It's just to be able to do more and stretch and grow as an artist."

Hailee Steinfeld

Actor and singer Hailee Steinfeld is playing Marvel's newest archer, Kate Bishop, in "Hawkeye." "Entering the world of the Marvel Universe has been absolutely incredible and a rollercoaster ride to say the least," Steinfeld told Screen Rant in 2021.

Long before she entered the MCU, Steinfeld became an Academy Award-nominated actor, thanks to her portrayal of Mattie Ross in the remake of "True Grit." She then starred in popular films like "Pitch Perfect 2," "The Edge of Seventeen," and "Transformers" prequel "Bumblebee." Shortly after, she nabbed the lead in the fictionalized Apple TV+ series "Dickinson," which is about the American poet Emily Dickinson. "I am so excited to have gone from playing a character like Emily Dickinson for the last three years [to playing Kate Bishop]," Steinfeld said in the aforementioned Screen Rant interview. "I feel I've spent so much time with her — in playing this very strong and determined and independent and driven female character — [so] going into one that has those same qualities was a very exciting thing for me."

What's more, Steinfeld has a thriving music career. The actor always knew she wanted to break into singing, but said she wanted the timing of it to be right, with it ideally happening through a film. "It all ended up coming together," Steinfeld said in Forbes. After starring in "Pitch Perfect 2" she released a cover of "Flashlight," the hit song she sang in the film. Since then Steinfeld has released two EPs and has had chart-topping success with singles like "Starving."

Florence Pugh

Florence Pugh made her Marvel debut in the long-awaited "Black Widow" film as Natasha Romanov's (Scarlett Johansson) adopted sister, Yelena Belova. Pugh will reprise her role in "Hawkeye" — though it's not clear who's side she will be on. Fans last saw Yelena in the "Black Widow" post-credits scene plotting to kill Barton as revenge for her sister's death. However, given that he was Natasha's closest ally and friend, it's more than likely they could end up on the same side eventually. 

Pugh was initially nervous about taking on such a big role in the MCU but is now incredibly proud of her character. "I think that the Yelena that we've brought to the table is interesting and complex," she told Geek Culture when "Black Widow" was released in July 2021. She's not exactly the same as the comic book character, though. "I wanted [Yelena] to be a bit more strange and I wanted this next phase of women in the MCU to represent different and new things," the British star shared.

The actor is no stranger to playing strong female characters either. She appeared in "Lady Macbeth" in 2016, a period film which Pugh told Shortlist is about a "strong female" who wants to change her circumstances and "correctly believes she deserves better." And her filmography is full of strong female roles: Pugh went on to star in "Fighting with My Family," a flick based on WWE star Paige's life story, and get an Oscar nomination for her turn in the feminist remake of "Little Women" in 2019. 

Linda Cardellini

Actor Linda Cardellini was notably absent from the first "Hawkeye" trailer, which sparked speculation that she would not be reprising her role as the title character's wife, Laura Barton. Thankfully, the second trailer confirmed Laura Barton is alive and well and is definitely present in the series. Cardellini joined the MCU in 2015 for "Avengers: Age of Ultron." followed by an appearance in "Avengers: Endgame." "I was brought into the [MCU] and it truly is its own universe," the actor said to Collider about her experience joining the global franchise. "It is its own entity with this fandom that is incredible and to be part of [it] is ... pretty fun."

You may recognize Cardellini from her breakout role in the television series "Freaks and Geeks." Shortly after the series was canceled, she bagged the role of Chutney Windham in the now cult-classic film "Legally Blonde." Cardellini also played Velma in the live-action "Scooby-Doo" flicks, had a recurring part in "Mad Men," and landed the second lead in "Dead to Me."

Suffice to say, Cardellini has had a very varied career, which was apparently on purpose. "What I tended to do, and what I think I still do, is try to take a left turn after each role and do something that's different," she told Rolling Stone in 2020. "It keeps me alive inside my mind and keeps me challenging myself."

Vera Farmiga

Actor, director, and producer Vera Farmiga will play Eleanor Bishop, Kate's (Hailee Steinfeld) mother in "Hawkeye." In line with the comic books, Elena will be a villain in the series. "Kate Bishop's coming up and I play her mama," the "criminally inclined matriarch," Farmiga revealed to ET. "[Hawkeye's] going to be pretty special," she added. This isn't the first time Farmiga has played a villain on screen though. The "Up in the Air" star appeared as antagonist Joanna in the high-action thriller "The Commuter" alongside Liam Neeson and her "Hawkeye" co-star Florence Pugh.

Farmiga has plenty of notable credits to her name, including starring roles in "Bates Motel" and "The Conjuring." She has also appeared in plenty of Hollywood blockbusters, like "Godzilla: King of Monsters," though Farmiga told The Guardian she usually gravitates "more towards independent cinema." This is partly because in Tinseltown studio scripts, the female characters are, as she put it, "quite watery." "They're not renderings of women as I know them," she explained.

However, when the actor does choose to tackle a studio script, she focuses less on the lines and more on "what exists between the lines." "What I'm compelled by most is that transparency of thought [and] what is left unspoken," Farmiga explained to The Guardian. With that said, it will certainly be interesting to see what Farmiga brings to the character of Eleanor Bishop in "Hawkeye."

Alaqua Cox

Native American actor Alaqua Cox is making her acting debut in "Hawkeye" as Maya Lopez. Maya is better known as the assassin Echo in the comic books. However, she later became an ally of the Avengers, so the character's motives and allegiance isn't clear cut going into "Hawkeye," per Marvel. What is clear though, is that Maya is going to be a big character in the series and for Marvel, with Disney+ having already started production on a spin-off for Cox's character, titled "Echo," per Screen Rant. "Maya is a bada** woman," Cox gushed to People. "She can pick up fighting moves after watching it one time."

Besides a high school play and some background work, Cox told People she had "no acting experience" when she auditioned for "Hawkeye." However, she decided she just had to "go for it" because "the casting call looking for a Native American actress and female deaf actress ... just matched so perfectly." Not only is Cox thrilled to be joining the MCU — her parents were popping the Champagne when she told them — but she's eager to be a role model for others. "I had never seen anybody on the screen that maybe looked like me ... deaf, an amputee," she said. "I'm so excited to show people who I am and what I can do, what anybody can do." It's safe to say Marvel fans can expect big things from Cox in the future.

Zahn McClarnon

"Westworld" star Zahn McClarnon plays Maya Lopez's (Alaqua Cox) father William Lopez in "Hawkeye." The American actor is best known for starring in the popular crime dramas "Fargo" and "Longmire."

McClarnon's passion for telling the stories of Native American characters shines through in most of the roles that he chooses, too. In 2020, he starred in "Barkskins," a period drama about Native Americans set in New France in the 1600s. "I think a lot has changed in the business as far as Native representation, but we still have a long way to go," McClarnon said to Flickering Myth. "We need more Native directors and writers — we need to tell our own stories. That's why it was great to work with consultants like Migizi Pensoneau on Barkskins — we had a Native writer in the writer's room."

As McClarnon noted, things are changing constantly in the entertainment industry, and less than a year later the actor was working on "Reservation Dogs," a show with infinitely more indigenous representation. Speaking with Monsters and Critics about the series, he noted that "it's a new era of Native representation," adding that most of the actors, writers, producers, and the director were Native American. He also told the outlet that "Reservation Dogs" is "an authentic representation, a bit heightened, but authentic."

Fra Fee

Irish actor Francis "Fra" Fee will play Kazi in "Hawkeye." Kazi, short for Kazimierz Kazimierczak, is an assassin who goes by the name The Clown. Based on the comics, viewers can expect to see The Clown hunting down Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) in the series.

Fee's previous credits include the 2012 film "Les Misérables" and the 2017-2018 West End production of "The Ferryman." You may also recognize him from the 2021 "Cinderella" film which he appeared in alongside Camila Cabello, Nicholas Galitzine, Pierce Brosnan, and Idina Menzel. "[I'm] thrilled to be a tiny part of this very fun thing with very beautiful talented people," the actor wrote on Instagram before the film was released on Amazon Prime Video. And now? He's playing Kazi and joining the MCU. "[I'm] outrageously excited to [be] bringing this legend to life," he wrote on Twitter. "I'm the first person in line to see these movies at the cinema, so suffice to say I'm pretty much freaking out."

His body of work is already so dynamic, and he's only begun. "I've been working for about ten years now, and I've only really scratched the surface in terms of what I want to do," Fee told Pop-Culturalist in 2019. "I'm really keen to just be as diverse an actor as possible."

Tony Dalton

Alvaro Luis "Tony" Dalton is playing Clint Barton's (Jeremy Renner) former mentor Jacques "Jack" Duquesne in "Hawkeye." Like many other characters in the series, Duquesne has a code name and goes by the title Swordsman.

If you've watched the crime drama "Better Call Saul" you might recognize Dalton, who has been playing Lalo Salamanca since Season 4. Outside of "Better Call Saul" and a three episode arc in "Sense 8" Dalton has typically appeared in Mexican television shows and films, such as the telenovela "Dueños del Paraíso." Alongside acting, Dalton has also worked behind the scenes as a screenwriter and producer on some of his projects.

He believes his work in Mexican films and series has been a great foundation for breaking into main-stream American television. "I think that all your work kind of just prepares you for the next one," Dalton said in an interview with Looper. "Just doing so much work, it takes the fear away. It makes you a little braver in exploring your character and doing things that maybe you wouldn't do before." Viewers can expect Dalton to bring that same bravery and energy to "Hawkeye," so stay tuned to see what his character brings to the screen in the superhero series.

Simon Callow

Simon Callow is playing a yet-to-be-disclosed character in "Hawkeye," but execs have confirmed that he will play "a key role early on in the series," according to Cosmic Circus. It has also been reported that he will have "ties" to Tony Dalton's character, Jack Duquesne.

You'll probably recognize Callow from one of the many credits he's accrued in his career, which spans just shy of half a century. The British actor's career in showbiz started out in the box office at a revered theater. "Working at The National ensured I entered the profession without any illusions," he shared with Cherwell. "It was there that I discovered what an incredible enterprise theatre is." He went on to act in and direct stage productions, including "The Infernal Machine" alongside Maggie Smith. He soon transitioned from theater to film and television, bagging a role in the classic British romantic comedy "Four Weddings and a Funeral." It was this film which introduced the actor into a wider audience, and since then he's appeared in everything from West End productions of Shakespeare to series like "Outlander" and "The Witcher."

Playing Gareth in "Four Weddings and a Funeral" is still one of his biggest roles to date though, and Callow is amazed by the following it still has. As he said in The Telegraph, if people "are feeling a bit blue, [they] like to put 'Four Weddings' on and watch it for the hundredth time."

Brian d'Arcy James

Fans of "Hamilton" and "13 Reasons Why" will no doubt recognize Brian d'Arcy James. The actor and musician played King George III in the Broadway musical and Andy Baker in the teen drama.

However, you may not know exactly how the Tony Award-winning actor gets into character. He had a particularly Method approach for his "Hamilton" role. "Once the show starts, I find myself having an antagonistic view of everything I'm hearing to prepare myself for whatever I'm doing," he revealed to GQ. It's hard to match the energy of a revolution within a single character, he noted, so he had to take this approach. "I'm constantly trying to prepare myself for being able to dwarf them as these dirty little rebellious types," he explained.

With over 80 credits to his name, James' career is on something of a "hot streak." He's appeared in everything from Broadway productions, to psychological thrillers, to all-out comedies. But, aside from a cameo in "Dark Phoenix," James has done very little in the world of superheroes — until now. The "Spotlight" star has joined one of the biggest superhero franchises, playing an unknown role in "Hawkeye." Details of James' character are being kept under wraps, but as noted on Screen Rant, there is speculation that he could be joining the series as Kate Bishop's (Hailee Steinfeld) estranged father Derek Bishop.

Piotr Adamczyk

If you've seen the Apple TV+ series "For All Mankind," you'll recognize Piotr Adamczyk, who plays Sergei Orestovich Nikulov in the show. This Polish actor got his start in theater, and then went on to score roles in a lot of films and television shows. At the time of writing, his IMDb lists just under 90 credits, including "Chopin: Desire for Love" and "Karol: A Man Who Became Pope." His career reached new heights when he starred in the Italian television miniseries "The Name of the Rose," with Adamczyk then crossing over into mainstream American shows.

Adamczyk will play Tomas in "Hawkeye." Ahead of the miniseries' release, not much had been revealed about the character, but thanks to his IMDb page, we do know that the Polish star will be appearing in all six episodes of the series. "Whoever has a hawk-eye will notice me," Adamczyk joked in an Instagram post alongside the first trailer for the series. 

This is not Adamczyk's first trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as he has voiced the character of Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the Polish dub of "Ant-Man," "Captain America: Civil War," "Ant-Man and the Wasp," and "Avengers: Endgame."