Krysten Ritter has reportedly landed the title role for Marvel and Netflix's new TV show Jessica Jones. Marvel has yet to confirm the report from Deadline, but the site reveals that she beat out the other front runner, Teresa Palmer, for the role. We reported last month that Krysten Ritter and Teresa Palmer were among the five finalists for the role, along with Alexandra Daddario, Jessica De Gouw and Marin Ireland.
Both Krysten Ritter and Teresa Palmer performed in chemistry reads with Mike Colter, who is believed to be the studio's top choice to play Luke Cage. Lance Gross was also a top contender for the role, but it isn't known if Marvel has issued a formal offer to Mike Colter for the Luke Cage role or not. Our report from November revealed that Jessica Jones will be the next Marvel/Netflix series to debut after Marvel's Daredevil, which is currently in production, followed by Luke Cage and then Iron Fist. All four shows will culminate with The Defenders mini-series.
Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter) is writing and producing the series, which centers on the title character retiring her superhero alter-ego after suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. She forms a detective agency where she helps other superheroes with their cases. The Luke Cage character is slated to appear in six or seven episodes of the 13-episode season. It isn't known when production will begin on the series.
Krysten Ritter is best known as a comedy actress, starring in ABC's Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23 and recent features such as Vamps and Veronica Mars. She also had a memorable role in Season 2 of AMC's Breaking Bad, and she will next be seen on the big screen in Big Eyes.