Marvel’s Netflix ‘Jessica Jones’ Casts Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter Eyed for ‘Luke Cage’
Though Marvel’s Netflix ‘Daredevil’ has yet to reveal an image of its titular hero in costume, we’d recently learned the second of the ‘Defenders’ series, ‘Jessica Jones’ had begun its casting search. We were split between ‘True Detective’’s Alexandra Daddario and ‘Breaking Bad’’s Krysten Ritter, but the latter seems to have won the role originally created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos in the MAX Comics series Alias, with ‘The Following’’s Mike Colter potentially acting as our ‘Luke Cage.’
Deadline broke news of Ritter’s likely casting in the role, that of a PTSD-addled former superhero who starts up her own detective agency to help the super and non-powered alike. Marvel has now confirmed the casting, and announced the title of the show, 'Marvel's AKA Jessica Jones.'
The casting of Jones apparently came down to chemistry readings between Ritter and Teresa Palmer opposite Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, who himself will appear in 6-7 episodes before headlining the fourth and final ‘Defenders’ lead-in series.
For the moment at least, ‘Jessica Jones’ has only writer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg locked in, for an unknown production date to follow Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ series with Charlie Cox in May 2015. No word yet on any ‘Iron Fist’ choices, while Marvel has yet to officially comment on the potential ‘Jones’ and ‘Cage’ castings.