Deadline has reported that their sources have pegged Breaking Bad actress Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, 1 of 4 Marvel series coming to Netflix which will come together for a 5th, The Defenders. The writer reports that Krysten was chosen over Alexandra Daddario (the Percy Jackson movies), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), and Jessica De Gouw (Arrow) due to her chemistry with Mike Colter (Halo: Nightfall), which implies that Colter has been cast as Luke Cage, the subject of another of the 4 series, and a love interest for Jessica Jones.
Marvel shocked fans and critics alike nearly a year ago when they announced the ambition plan to release separate series for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage on Netflix, with all 4 series coming together for a 5th series, The Defenders. The plan is reminiscent of what marvel did at movie theaters with The Avengers. Recently, TVEnthusiast ranked The Defenders as our most anticipated show in production due largely to the ambitious plan.