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Created by Laeta Kalogridis
Produced by Warner Bros. Television, Tollins/Robbins productions
Aired on The WB for 1 season from October 9th, 2002 – February 19th, 2003
Ashley Scott as Helena Kyle
Rachel Skarsten as Dinah Redmond
Shemar Moore as Detective Jesse Reese
Ian Ambercrombie as Alfred Pennyworth
Mia Sara as Dr. Harleen Quinzel
After legendary hero Batman abandons Gotham City as a result of a devastating battle against the Joker, the city enters a new era, rebranding itself New Gotham City, with a trio of vigilante heroines determined to protect the fair city from the threat of villainous Mafiosos and meta-human powered criminals, all while dealing with their daily life, relationships, and deep seated hang-ups. The trio is led by Helena Kyle, aka The Huntress, a meta-human half breed who is driven by the memory of her mother’s murder, »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Following the announcement last week that she has scored the title role in Marvel's new Netflix TV series "A.K.A. Jessica Jones," actress Krysten Ritter has given her first interview since the news broke to Cosmopolitan. She has confirmed she's been studying up hard on the character and wasn't a big comic book fan before now, but now seems to be hooked:
"I wasn't [a comic fan]. It's so brand new! This is like my first interview. I wasn't, but I am now reading the Jessica Jones comics and devouring them. And [I'm] hooked. I don't think I've been so hooked on something since 'Serial'.
So now I feel that way about the Jessica Jones series. I can't wait. I mean, as soon as we're done today, that's what I am going to be doing. I'm really excited about Jessica Jones. It's so f--king cool. It's so cool. I can't wait to watch it.
- Garth Franklin
Last week, Marvel announced that actress Krysten Ritter has landed the title role in their new Netflix TV show Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. This will be the second in four Netflix series' following Marvel's Daredevil, with Luke Cage and Iron Fist to come next, all scheduled to debut sometime in 2015. In her first interview since landing the role, Krysten Ritter told Cosmpolitan that she has been "devouring" the comic books. Here's what she had to say, revealing that she was never a big comic book fan before, but now she's "hooked."
"I wasn't. It's so brand new! This is like my first interview. I wasn't, but I am now reading the Jessica Jones comics and devouring them. And [I'm] hooked. I don't think I've been so hooked on something since Serial. So now I feel that way about the Jessica Jones series. I can't wait. I mean, as soon as we're done today, »
"Guys!! I am so completely over the moon & grateful for this opportunity to bring Jessica Jones to life! Thank You Melissa Rosenberg, everyone at @marvel @netflix and all of my fans for your support! Wooo! Dream big kiddies!," Krysten posted on WhoSay.
Photos: Krysten Ritter’s Sultry Red Carpet Moments
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Coinciding with the news that Benedict Cumberbatch will play Doctor Strange, Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) has reportedly nabbed the role of Jessica Jones in Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series of the same name according to Deadline. Ritter was said to be under consideration for the role alongside other actresses including Alexandra Daddario and Teresa Palmer.
Apparently the final choice was between Ritter and Palmer who both did readings with The Following’s Mike Colter, who is a contender for the role of Luke Cage in one of the four series Marvel is producing with Netflix. Jessica Jones is being developed by Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight), and is the second project in the deal between Marvel and Netflix.
“Jessica Jones a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.”
- Thomas Roach
Following yesterday's report that actress Krysten Ritter will play the title character in Marvel's Jessica Jones, the studio has confirmed the news today. The official press release also confirms a report from August that Jessica Jones will be the second Marvel Netflix series, following Marvel's Daredevil, while revealing that the title is now Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones and that it arrives in 2015. Take a look at the official press release below.
Ritter will play Jessica Jones, first introduced in writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos' classic 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 »
Marvel and Netflix have announced today that Krysten Ritter is playing Jessica Jones in Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. That's the title they were planning on using when the series was being eyed for ABC a number of years ago, but it's not the only piece of news in the report over at Marvel.com. The 13-episode series will follow Daredevil in 2015! The offical synopsis for the series reveals that, "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." So, she's a police detective rather than a P.I.? It sounds like that's the case! Executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg says, "Krysten brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands. We can't wait for fans to see her in action, »
Marvel is adding a new member to its team. According to Deadline (although Marvel itself has yet to confirm it), Krysten Ritter from ABC’s short-lived sitcom Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23 has been cast in the titular role of Marvel’s upcoming Jessica Jones series. Additionally, Mike Colter (The Following) is believed to have landed the leading male role of Luke Cage. The Netflix series, which is being developed by Melissa Rosenberg, focuses on Jessica Jones, “a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.” The show’s first season will consist of 13 episodes. In addition to Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23, Ritter’s other past TV credits include Breaking Bad (where she played Jess’s ill-fated girlfriend Jane in Season 2), Gossip Girl, »
- Chris King
One of the many good things about Marvel is their casting instinct by giving their roles to the right actors. This trend continues with Marvel’s upcoming TV series, Jessica Jones as Deadline is reporting that Krysten Ritter has been cast as the titular hero. Jessica Jones deals with a superhero suffering from Ptsd, which makes her hang up her costume and open a detective agency helping civilians and other superheroes. The series is part of the four-series deal that Marvel has with Netflix and will be the second to air after Daredevil, which is in the final stages of production. After Jessica, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will follow respectively leading up to The Defenders, a mini-series event where all these characters will team up.
According to Deadline, Ritter nabbed the role from four other actresses after producers liked the chemistry between her and Mike Colter, whom is now »
- Munir Abedrabbo
Marvel has found its next superhero, and it happens to be another television alum a la Chris Pratt. A couple of weeks ago, a shortlist was unveiled of actresses that were in the mix to lead Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series Jessica Jones. Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, Krysten Ritter, and Jessica De Gouw were reported as being invited to test for the part, and now word comes that Breaking Bad alum Ritter has come away with the role. This is the second in a series of four standalone Netflix shows that will lead to the Avengers-style team-up miniseries The Defenders, and in addition to the Jessica Jones casting, it appears that Marvel has zeroed in on its Luke Cage as well. More after the jump. Per Deadline, Ritter has been set to play Jessica Jones in Marvel’s appropriately titled Netflix series, Jessica Jones, which has Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg onboard as showrunner. »
- Adam Chitwood
Sorry, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, and Jessica De Gouw. While all three ladies that were in the running for Marvel’s upcoming Netflix show "Jessica Jones," the studio has found their woman, and it's someone else. Deadline reports that “Breaking Bad” and “Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” actress Krysten Ritter got the gig. Shepherded by Melissa Rosenberg (an Emmy-winning TV writer best known for writing "Twilight” series films ‘New Moon,’ ‘Eclipse,’ and ‘Breaking Dawn’), "Jessica Jones" will be the second in a four-series, Netflix-Marvel deal, with the 13-episode run of “Daredevil” arriving next spring. Meanwhile, the trade notes that “The Following” star Mike Colter is said to the actor being eyed to play Luke Cage (aka Powerman), the third character in the Marvel/Netflix deal, but he is also expected to have a major role in "Jessica Jones." Much less known than most Marvel heroes (and the least known of these four. »
- Edward Davis
Krysten Ritter has reportedly landed the title role for Marvel and Netflix's new TV show Jessica Jones. Marvel has yet to confirm the report from Deadline, but the site reveals that she beat out the other front runner, Teresa Palmer, for the role. We reported last month that Krysten Ritter and Teresa Palmer were among the five finalists for the role, along with Alexandra Daddario, Jessica De Gouw and Marin Ireland.
Both Krysten Ritter and Teresa Palmer performed in chemistry reads with Mike Colter, who is believed to be the studio's top choice to play Luke Cage. Lance Gross was also a top contender for the role, but it isn't known if Marvel has issued a formal offer to Mike Colter for the Luke Cage role or not. Our report from November revealed that Jessica Jones will be the next Marvel/Netflix series to debut after Marvel's Daredevil, which is currently in production, »
After screen testing five actresses including the super sexy Alexandra Daddario, Netflix and Marvel have found their Jessica Jones. Deadline reports that former Breaking Bad actress Krysten Ritter has landed the role of the second member of The Defenders after Charlie Cox as Daredevil. The source is not official but claims that it came down to Ritter and Teresa Palmer, but Ritter's chemistry with potential Luke Cage actor Mike Colter sealed the deal. Twilight writer Melissa Rosenberg is »
- Alex Maidy
The four-series deal between Marvel and Netflix is slowly edging closer to screens, with new names added to the casting shortlists for Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. With the first of the four shows – Daredevil – already in production, Jones, Cage and Iron Fist are still to be cast, before the four characters come together for a Defenders mini-series.
As the second of the four series, Jessica Jones will be written and executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight), and features the titular character who essentially originated in the story of Peter Parker/Spider-Man. She was present when he was bitten by the radioactive spider, and was soon exposed to radiation herself in a car crash that killed her entire family. Adopted by the Jones family, she soon discovered she had superpowers. Eventually hanging up her superhero cape, she founded a private detective agency, through which she is continually, and reluctantly, drawn back into the superhero life. »
- Sarah Myles
Well, you can't fault them for aiming high.
Even though it's unlikely to go anywhere, The Wrap is reporting that the producers of the Highlander remake are trying to court none other than Tom Cruise to play the mentor role in the film. In the original movie, the character was named Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez and was played by a certain iconic Scot named Sean Connery. Connery was quite a "get" for that production, though it was probably made easier thanks to the fact that his career had plateaued by the early to mid-1980s.
Cruise's career, however, has been on an upswing ever since Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol. That film did fantastic numbers, revived the franchise, and brought Cruise back into the A-list. Perhaps if the Highlander people had reached out to him in the middle of his couch-jumping, public relations downward spiral a few years back they could've nabbed him for this, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
On Wednesday we were given a shortlist of actresses up for the lead role in Marvel’s upcoming Jessica Jones Netflix series, and now we have one more name to add to the list of contenders. Deadline has updated their original post, and now cites The Divide, I Am Legend, and Homeland actress Marin Ireland as being in the mix for the coveted role.
Based on Brian Michael Bendis’ Alias comic book series, Jessica Jones is being spearheaded by former Dexter showrunner and Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and will deal with a former superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who hung up her costume and opened her own detective agency, where she lends a helping hand to people and assists other superheroes.
There’s no release date yet for the series, »
- James Garcia
Marin Ireland ("The Divide"), Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad"), Alexandra Daddario ("Texas Chainsaw 3D"), Teresa Palmer ("Warm Bodies") and Jessica De Gouw ("Dracula") are all reportedly on the list of actresses testing for the lead in Marvel/Netflix's "Jessica Jones" TV series.
Melissa Rosenberg is producing the thirteen-episode drama which marks the second in a four-series Netflix-Marvel deal. Whomever gets the part will play a superheroinne suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
It has also been reported that Lance Gross ("Crisis") and Mike Colter ("The Good Wife") are in consideration for the role of Luke Cage. Cage will appear in approximately half the episodes of "Jessica Jones" ahead of starring in his own series.
That "Luke Cage" series will be the fourth of the Netflix/Marvel deal and will follow after "Iron Fist »
- Garth Franklin
VFX supervisor and second-unit director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan is set to make his feature directorial debut on the big-budget project. The reboot is expected to go back to the original 1986 film which starred Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod and Sean Connery as his mentor Juan Ramirez. Summit is said to be keen on Cruise playing the role Connery did.
The story followed an immortal Scottish swordsman on a quest for revenge against a barbarian who has chased him across time as they battle for 'The Prize'. The franchise that spawned ultimately consisted of five films, two TV series, several novels and various animated projects.
A Cruise representative says the project one of many on offer to him and he is "far from talks". Another insider says Summit is not in negotiations with Cruise, »
- Garth Franklin
The site notes that, while Cruise is very much on the studio’s radar for the part, “the interest appears to be one-sided.” Cruise, who starred in this year’s sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow, is often offered big projects,is “far from talks” for this Highlander film, and isn’t focused on future films right now, as he’s busy working on Mission: Impossible 5.
TheWrap notes that the role could very well be beefed up to accommodate a bigger star like Cruise, who doesn’t take smaller, supporting roles very often.
- James Garcia
Summit has been developing a Highlander reboot for years now but there were a few bumps in the road. Last year, the studio hired visual effects artist Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to make Highlander his feature directorial debut. Now Summit has set their sights on their dream casting centerpiece: Tom Cruise. The Wrap reports the studio is courting Cruise to play the mentor role that Sean Connery took on in the 1986 film. Cruise is busy shooting crazy stunts for Mission: Impossible 5, so it's unclear if the in-demand actor is interested. A Cruise representative is direct that the actor is "far from talks" for Highlander: "He is offered tons of projects." At the very least, this suggests Summit has higher aspirations for the property than I would have guessed. If they do land Cruise, I picture the rest of the casting falling into place sooner than later so Summit can rachet up the development process. »
- Brendan Bettinger
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