Netflix tracks down Jessica Jones

Netflix has cast the title character in its forthcoming comic book adaptation called Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones.

Breaking Bad star Krysten Ritter will play the super hero in the 13-part series, which is due to air on the VoD platform in 2015 following Marvel’s Daredevil.

Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter

The actress wrote on Twitter:

Jessica Jones was first introduced in writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos’ ALIAS comic series. After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.