Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.
The actress, who is best known for her work in The Matrix and Memento, will play a “no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica… if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first”.
Moss joins an increasingly intriguing line-up, with David Tennant recently announced as bad guy Kilgrave, Mike Colter down to play Luke Cage and Rachael Taylor cast as Patricia “Trish” Walker. Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter will star as Jessica Jones.
The Netflix original series, which was developed by Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, will span 13 episodes. It follows former super hero Jones, who is rebuilding her personal life in New York, only for her career as a detective to pul her into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities.
“Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” said Rosenberg.
“Her interaction with Jessica Jones will be one of the many highlights of the series,” added Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television.
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones will premiere on the VOD service later this year – after the debut of Marvel’s Daredevil in April.