Last week, Marvel announced that actress Krysten Ritter has landed the title role in their new Netflix TV show Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. This will be the second in four Netflix series' following Marvel's Daredevil, with Luke Cage and Iron Fist to come next, all scheduled to debut sometime in 2015. In her first interview since landing the role, Krysten Ritter told Cosmpolitan that she has been "devouring" the comic books. Here's what she had to say, revealing that she was never a big comic book fan before, but now she's "hooked."
"I wasn't. It's so brand new! This is like my first interview. I wasn't, but I am now reading the Jessica Jones comics and devouring them. And [I'm] hooked. I don't think I've been so hooked on something since Serial. So now I feel that way about the Jessica Jones series. I can't wait. I mean, as soon as we're done today, that's what I am going to be doing. I'm really excited about Jessica Jones. It's so f---ing cool. It's so cool. I can't wait to watch it."
Melissa Rosenberg, who previously wrote for Dexter and wrote the scripts for all of the Twilight adaptations, is writing, executive producing and serving as showruner on Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. When asked about working with a female showrunner, Krysten Ritter had this to say.
"It's crazy, because I remember, like, six years ago, I was like, 'I just want to work with female directors and female showrunners; there's none.' And I feel like, since then, I've exclusively worked with women, which I love. I worked with Amy Heckerling, Kat [Coiro], Jessica Goldberg, Leslye Headland, Nahnatchka Khan, the creator of Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23, who is my idol and bar for anything funny. And now Melissa! It's a dream come true."
Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones will center on Krysten Ritter's title character, who retires as a superhero and starts her own detective agency in New York City, where she helps out other superheroes with their investigations. It isn't known when production may begin on the series, or when exactly it will debut. Chime in with your thoughts on Krysten Ritter's comments below, and stay tuned for more on Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones in the near future.