Krysten Ritter is tipped to play the title role in “Jessica Jones,” Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series based on the character originally created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos.
Writer-producer Melissa Rosenberg will oversee the series, which is said to focus on the heroine as she runs her own detective agency while dealing with PTSD.
Marvel did not officially comment on the casting.
Ritter appeared in AMC’s acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad” and in the comedy “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” among other projects, and she can be seen on the big screen later this month in Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” about the lives of Margaret and Walter Keane.
Rosenberg’s previous credits include the short-lived ABC series “Red Widow” as well as “Dexter” and the films in the blockbuster “Twilight” saga.
“Jessica Jones” is the second of four planned Marvel series Netflix has signed on for, culminating in a “Defenders” miniseries.
The first, “Daredevil,” stars Charlie Cox as blind attorney Matt Murdock, who is also known as the Man without Fear, and is set to arrive next year.
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— Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex
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