Following yesterday's report that actress Krysten Ritter will play the title character in Marvel's Jessica Jones, the studio has confirmed the news today. The official press release also confirms a report from August that Jessica Jones will be the second Marvel Netflix series, following Marvel's Daredevil, while revealing that the title is now Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones and that it arrives in 2015. Take a look at the official press release below.
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. We can't wait for fans to see her in action, coming to Netflix in 2015."
Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel's Head of Television, had this to say about the casting in his statement.
"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."
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.