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Marvel Studios have this week announced another pair of thespians who will star in a recurring capacity in their fourth small-screen superhero drama. Following hot on the heels of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Agent Carter and the soon-to-première Netflix series Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones will also make its début on the aforementioned paid video-on-demand service in the months to come, but more importantly, the show will introduce Breaking Bad and Veronica Mars actress Krysten Ritter as the titular Avenger-turned-educator of budding defenders of the cosmos.
Much to Ritter's relief, we suspect, she won't be alone in her efforts to bring Jones' exploits from the printed page into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Enter David Tennant and Rachael Taylor, both of whom are now officially attached to the project as regular guest stars and will presumably continue to appear in future seasons of A.K.A. Jessica Jones provided their characters reach the end of Season One breathing. Whilst Tennant (who's set to play the elusive Purple Man)'s Curriculum Vitae is likely so cram-packed with noteworthy film and TV productions (not least Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and - how could we forget - Casanova) that the vast majority of MCU followers should be more than familiar with his immense actorial range, Taylor (soon to be recognised as Jones' pal Trish Walker / Hellcat) will perhaps represent something of an unknown quantity for most given that her most widely-publicised performances came in the form of contributions to Transformers (2007) and a soon-axed Charlie's Angels remake. Between Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Hayley Atwell and numerous other actors, though, the list of previously unknown stars whose careers have been rapidly elevated thanks to their involvement with the Earth's Mightiest Heroes is damn near endless and as such, regardless of the extent to which Taylor believes she has excelled in the entertainment industry so far, there's a substantial chance that the most lucrative days of her career lie just beyond the horizon.
Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones will recruit thirteen episodes to its cause and reveal each and every one of them onto Netflix at once in late 2015. What's more, long before Ritter's MCU inauguration, Charlie Cox will adopt the mantle of Marvel's Daredevil in a 13-part series due to land in the same place this April 10th.