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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

New A.K.A. Jessica Jones Supporting Cast Member Announced

Source: Forces of Geek
Marvelites, rejoice - Luke Cage has entered the building!
Marvel Studios have this week announced a new supporting cast member set to star in their upcoming superhero drama TV series A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Based primarily on the comic-book heroine of the same name, this 13-episode, Netflix-exclusive production sees Breaking Bad's Krysten Ritter portray a despondent ex-crime fighter who vows to aid aspiring upholders of law and sanctity in their quest to match the Avengers' efforts on a somewhat less global level by making a difference on the streets of New York.

Amongst those soon-to-be iconic newcomers will be Luke Cage, a long-running Marvel Comics character (likely better known to some of our older readers as Power-Man, though that epithet's long gone along with corny titles such as Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos, with the latter band of powerless protagonists only surviving through appearances in the Captain America film franchise) who'll soon be played by Halo: Nightfall's Mike Colter. Since we've only experienced Colter's work fleetingly in the form of his performance as Agent Jay's father in Men in Black 3, it'd be perhaps be somewhat presumptuous of us to lay down a verdict on his actorial potency at this precise moment, but that producer Ridley Scott saw fit to cast him in the Nightfall spin-off saga earlier this year at least seems to speak wonders for the confidence that the film and TV industries alike have in this now-prominent thespian, presumably indicating that in a few months' time, we'll be wholly inclined to echo those reassuring statistical sentiments on a critical level. Keep it locked at On-Screen for more details on A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Netflix's take on Luke Cage (the official title of which has yet to be revealed) and the remainder of the on-demand service's Defenders adaptations in weeks to come.

A.K.A. Jessica Jones will première exclusively on Netflix in 2015.

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