Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones

Marvel Entertainment has announced this afternoon that “The Matrix” star Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” in the role of Harper, “a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica…if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.”

“Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” said Rosenberg.

“Carrie-Anne has proven her ability to play complex characters with deep and layered inner lives,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “Her interaction with Jessica Jones will be one of the many highlights of the series.”

She joins a cast that includes Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, David Tennant as Kilgrave, Rachael Taylor as Patsy Walker/Hellcat and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. Planned as a 13-episode season with Melissa Rosenberg (“Dexter”) serving as executive producer and showrunner, the series will debut later this year.

Set after a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, the series follows Jones as she rebuilds her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

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