Back to IndieWire

Krysten Ritter to Play Superheroine Jessica Jones in Netflix Series

Krysten Ritter to Play Superheroine Jessica Jones in Netflix Series

If you’re still mourning the end of Don’t Trust the B—-, here’s some good news: Krysten Ritter is returning to television

According to Deadline, Ritter has been cast as Jessica Jones, a retired superheroine-turned-private eye. The Marvel character will be reinterpreted for the small screen by executive producer Melissa Rosenberg (DexterTwilight) for Netflix

Formerly a high-school classmate of Peter Parker, Jessica Jones gained superpowers in an accident that killed the rest of her family. Her stint as a superheroine landed her in a year-long coma, though, so she left the flying and punching business to become a for-hire detective in supernatural cases. Hopefully we’ll get to see a Marvel crossover with the big screen-bound Carol Danvers, AKA Ms. Marvel, Jessica’s best friend in the comics.

Ritter will next be seen in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, which stars Amy Adams as a painter whose husband takes credit for her work.

READ NEXT: 5 Things Melissa Rosenberg Should Do with Her Jessica Jones Show for Netflix

[via The Mary Sue]

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox