It appears that we have our first new cast member in the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Entertainment Weekly revealed today that Academy Award nominee Janet McTeer (The White Queen) has joined the cast of the Netflix series in a mystery role who is described as someone “who will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.”
Jeph Loeb, who is an executive producer on the series as well as the Marvel TV President, said the following about the addition of McTeer.
“We are so fortunate to have an actress of Janet’s talent and stature join what is already an incredible cast. Our second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones aims to capture what audiences loved about our first, and Janet will be key to achieving that goal.”
Melissa Rosenberg, who is the show-runner, also added her excitement about the actress joining the series.
“We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season. Her gravitas and authenticity are the perfect ingredients for all we’re trying to create this year. She disappears into roles, gives her characters extraordinary dimension and depth. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with her.”
Jessica Jones Season 2 will reportedly debut sometime in 2018 on Netflix. Krysten Ritter will be seen in Marvel’s The Defenders which premieres on August 18.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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