Just yesterday, word broke that Marvel Studios’ upcoming Netflix series “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” has selected “Breaking Bad” and “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23″ star Krysten Ritter to play the title role. Today, Marvel has officially confirmed the news and has also revealed that the series will follow “Marvel’s Daredevil” in 2015 with a 13-episode season.
The Jones character debuted in Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos’ 2001 comic book series “Alias,” which also marked the debut of Marvel’s Max imprint, a line designed to embrace R-rated storytelling. In the book, Jones was retconned to have been a former Avenger. The official TV show description of Jones reads as follows:
After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
“Krysten brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands,” says Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We can’t wait for fans to see her in action, coming to Netflix in 2015.”
“Krysten Ritter has the type of range, spanning the comic to the tragic, that makes for the stuff of the best Marvel heroes,” adds Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “As Jessica Jones, Krysten will bring one of the most beloved new characters of the past decade to life in a way we know will delight her longtime fans and introduce her to many more.”
Check back for additional information on “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” and the rest of the Marvel Netflix series (currently planned to also include “Iron Fist,” “Luke Cage” and “The Defenders”) as they become available.
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