The next Marvel and Netflix series has been revealed, as well as the main actress. Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) has been cast as Jessica Jones in A.K.A. JESSICA JONES. Thats right, it will be using the same title ABC was using years ago when shopping the a television series around.
In the press release from Marvel, it is stated that A.K.A. JESSICA JONES will be released in 2015 as well! The ever growing roster for 2015 includes Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and the other Netflix/Marvel series, Daredevil. It is a great year to be Marvel fan.
Do you think Ritter is right for the job, or should we get someone else?
Marvel and Netflix are proud to announce that Krysten Ritter will star in “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following “Marvel’s Daredevil.”
Ritter will play Jessica Jones, first introduced in writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos’ classic ALIAS comic series. 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,” said 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,” said 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.”
Best known for her roles in “Breaking Bad,” “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” and “Veronica Mars,” she will next star alongside Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, and Jason Schwartzman in Director Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes” this Holiday season.
“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
For more information on “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” and the other exciting new Marvel Television series coming to Netflix, stay tuned to Marvel.com.