It’s official geeks, Marvel and Netflix have confirmed that actress Krysten Ritter will take the lead role in the series A.K.A. Jessica Jones.
Jessica Jones is a former superhero who, after a somewhat unsettling encounter with a supervillain, hangs up the spandex and becomes a private investigator. The problem for Jones is that she ends up dealing with people with powers in most of her cases, bring back traumatic memories of her caped days. She was originally created for the comic book series Alias, not to be confused with the Jennifer Garner TV show, by Brian Michael Bendis. The series ran for only 28 issues from 2001 to 2004.
Jeph Loeb, the Head of Television for Marvel, is happy with the choice having this to say about Ritter:
“Krysten Ritter has the type of range, spanning the comic to the tragic, that makes for the stuff of the best Marvel heroes…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.”
Trying to place Ritter? To help you out , she was in Breaking Bad, Don’t Trust the B- in Apartment 23 and Veronica Mars.
A.K.A. Jessica Jones is just one of four titles to hit Netflix under the Defenders umbrella. She joins Daredevil, another of the four, on Netflix sometime in 2015.