Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter to play Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix
James R | On 08, Dec 2014
Krysten Ritter will star in Marvel’s new Netflix series, A.K.A. Jessica Jones.
The show, which spans 13 episodes, will follow Daredevil in Marvel’s new string of superhero shows, each of which will premiere exclusively on Netflix. The series will be Executive Produced by Showrunner Melissa Rosenbergh, who is best known for her adaptations of every entry in the Twilight franchise.
Jones, who was first introduced in the comic series Alias, will begin the series as a detective in New York struggling to rebuild her life after a tragic end to her short-lived super hero stint.
Ritter is best known for her turn as Jane Margolis in Breaking Bad, Jesse’s tough-talking landlady and girlfriend.
After the show’s premiere in the UK on Netflix, she returns to the streaming service for an altogether different role.
Rosenberg, though, reckons they won’t be all that dissimilar: “Krysten brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands,” she comments. “We can’t wait for fans to see her in action.”
“Krysten Ritter has the type of range, spanning the comic to the tragic, that makes for the stuff of the best Marvel heroes,” adds Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television.
“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.”
A.K.A. Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix next year.