Another star will be joining the cast of Netflix’s “Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones” — Patricia “Patsy” Walker, Jessica Jones’ (Krysten Ritter) best friend. The future superheroine will be portrayed by actress Rachael Taylor. This comes soon afterf MARVEL’s announcement, that David Tennant will be joining the show as the villain Killgrave. Read on to learn more about Patricia “Patsy” Walker and her role in Netflix’s “MARVEL’s AKA Jessica Jones.”
Patsy, as she is known to her fans, is a former model and child TV star and a radio talk show host. Later on, Patsy becomes the superheroine Hellcat, who became affiliated with the superhero team The Defenders, whose roster included Daredevil (Matt Murdock) and Luke Cage. Hellcat’s first appearance in MARVEL comics began in 1976.
According to Jeph Loeb, the Executive Producer and MARVEL’s Head of Television, Taylor amazed them with her take on Patsy Walker, who will “balance both the darker and lighter elements of the series” and will be an “emotional anchor” for Jessica throughout the show.
Taylor is no stranger to the big and small screen, as she has appeared in various televisions and film projects in the past. Her credits include “The Loft” (2014), “666 Park Avenue” (2012-2013), the television series “Charlie’s Angels “(2011) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (2011).
“MARVEL’s AKA Jessica Jones” centers on the former superheroine Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), who hung up her cape and became a detective after a tragedy. Along the way, she gets drawn into cases that involve people with superhuman abilities. Joining them, aside from Tennant’s villain Killgrave, is fellow Defender Luke Cage, who will be portrayed by Mike Colter.
There you have it for the latest casting update for Netflix’s “MARVEL’s AKA Jessica Jones.” For more updates on “MARVEL’s AKA Jessica Jones” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch “MARVEL’s AKA Jessica Jones” when it premieres on Netflix this year, following “Daredevil.”