It seems that AKA JESSICA JONES is moving quicker than I anticipated. From the initial casting of Kristyn Ritter, we’ve gained Luke Cage (Mike Colter), the Purple Man (David Tennant), and as of today, Marvel has cast Rachael Taylor to play Trish Walker. Walker also goes by another name in the comics of Hellcat.

Taylor has appeared in TV series including Crisis, Charlie’s Angels, and Grey’s Anatomy, as well as films such as Any Questions for Ben? and The Darkest Hour. I’ve not seen her, but here’s what Marvel says makes Hellcat part of the show:

“After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica 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. Trish is a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as ‘Patsy’ Walker. As Jessica Jones’ closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica’s career. The character of Patricia Walker has roots dating back to 1944 with her first appearance in MISS AMERICA MAGAZINE #2, and in the comics Walker donned the super hero identity of Hellcat in 1976.”

Will Walker don the Hellcat outfit throughout the series? Maybe she will, but perhaps she won’t?


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