“A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is adding another actor to its growing ensemble — Carrie-Anne Moss is set to join the ensemble of Marvel’s upcoming 13-episode series for Netflix, which is slated to premiere later this year.
Her character is identified on Marvel.com as “a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica.”
Executive producer and show runner Melissa Rosenberg (“Dexter,” “Twilight”) will oversee the series, which will star Krysten Ritter as Jones. After a short-lived run as a superhero, Jones sets up shop as a private investigator in New York, but things become complicated with the re-emergence of a figure from her past, the mysterious Kilgrave, who will be played by Scottish actor David Tennant.
Tennant, who recently appeared on American screens in the mystery series “Gracepoint,” is best known for his turn as the time-traveling protagonist in “Doctor Who.” His five-year tenure as the 10th incarnation of the Time Lord revitalized TV’s longest-running sci-fi series and paved the way for its popularity this side of the pond.
Rachael Taylor (“Grey’s Anatomy”) has been cast as Jessica’s close friend Patricia “Trish” Walker, a character who first appeared in comics (where she’s called Patsy, not Trish) in a teen-humor title in 1944 but went on to receive her own heroic identity, Hellcat, 32 years later. Actor Mike Colter will star as Jessica’s love interest and fellow superhero Luke Cage.
Moss, of course, starred as Trinity in “The Matrix” trilogy, but her other film and television credits include appearances in “Memento,” “Chocolat,” “Vegas” and “Crossing Lines.”
“A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is the second of four planned Marvel series Netflix has signed on for, culminating in a “Defenders” miniseries; Luke Cage is also set to headline his own show.
“Daredevil,” starring Charlie Cox, is set to arrive from Marvel on Netflix in April.
— Gina McIntyre and Noelene Clark | @LATHeroComplex
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