Krysten Ritter Takes the Lead in Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago
Krysten Ritter Takes the Lead in Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’

ABC’s “Don’t’ Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” and “Breaking Bad” star Krysten Ritter will take the lead role in Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” sources say. Read on to find out more.

After much speculation on who will play the lead role in “Jessica Jones,” a source told Deadline that it was Ritter who got the part. Ritter was one of the four actresses invited to audition for the lead of the drama, “Jessica Jones,” which is set to air on Netflix after “Daredevil.”


Ritter has done several comedy series, such as “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” to which she was popularly known as Chloe. She has also played the role of Suze, the best friend of Isla Fisher’s character in “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” Ritter has also played a role in AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”

Alongside Ritter were actresses Alexandra Daddario (Annabeth in the “Percy Jackson” franchise), Jessica De Gouw (Huntress on The CW’s “Arrow”) and Teresa Palmer (Julie in “Warm Bodies” and Number 6 in “I Am Number Four”). Marin Ireland (“I Am Legend”) was also said to have been added to the list of stars to test for the lead after the cancellation of the WE TV drama. Three men also tested for the male lead, Luke Cage, who will supposedly appear in six to seven episodes of the series: Mike Colter, Lance Gross and Cleo Anthony.

“Jessica Jones” is the second comic book drama series in the Marvel-Netflix deal. The streaming service has committed to airing a minimum of four 13-episode series starting in 2015. The deal also covers the inclusion of a miniseries about The Defenders, a team comprised of heroic characters. Aside from “Jessica Jones,” Netflix will also air, “Daredevil,” “Iron Fist” and “Luke Cage.”

Ritter will the play the role of Jessica Jones, a lonely Midtown High School girl who went to the same school as Peter Parker, whom she had a secret crush on. In an uneventful trip to Disney World with her family, which left her family dead and Jessica in a coma, she wakes up from her coma and discovers her superhuman powers. She suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being captivated, which leads her to leave her costumed identity and open her own detective agency, helping superheroes and people.

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