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” but before the mini-series event “The Defenders” which brings together characters from the four shows for a miniseries to close out the storylines.