Marvel and Netflix have announced that Carrie-Anne Moss will be joining the cast of Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones. The show is part of Netflix’s partnership with Marvel that aims to expand on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In order to set themselves apart from other Marvel TV Shows like Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. and Agent Carter, Netflix will be focusing on street-level heroes. Part of this initiative is Netflix’s upcoming Daredevil series which will also be released this year.
A.K.A. Jessica Jones is based on Marvel’s Alias comic book. The story follows Jessica Jones, a former superhero, who starts working as a private detective. News about Carrie-Anne Moss’ character is still scarce, but according to reports, she will be playing a “no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica... if Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first”.
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“Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” said the show’s executive producer and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.
Marvel’s Head of Television and noted comic book writer, Jeph Loeb, added, “Carrie-Anne has proven her ability to play complex characters with deep and layered inner lives. Her interaction with Jessica Jones will be one of the many highlights of the series.”
Carrie-Anne Moss will be joining Krysten Ritter who will be playing Jessica Jones. Other cast members include Mike Colter as Luke Cage, David Tennant as Zebediah Killgrave/Purple Man, and Rachel Taylor as Patricia Walker/Hellcat.
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Moss is no stranger to genre fare having starred as Trinity in the Matrix films alongside Keanu Reeves. Considering her film and TV work, she is definitely one of the more high-profile casting choices for A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Carrie-Anne Moss was recently seen on the big screen in Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii as well as the indie drama Elephant Song.