“Matrix” star could prove to be an ally to Krysten Ritter‘s titular character
Carrie-Anne Moss has signed on for Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” on Netflix, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones (the previously announced Krysten Ritter) is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Moss plays the no-nonsense Harper, a person in a position of authority who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica — if the titular character doesn’t completely alienate her first, that is.
In addition to Ritter and Moss, Rachael Taylor stars as Trish Walker — A.K.A. Hellcat, Jones’ best friend and “Doctor Who” star David Tennant joined the series as the villainous Killgrave.
“Jessica Jones” is the second of five planned Netflix-Marvel mins. The others are “Daredevil,” set to air first, “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders,” which will see the heroes of the previous four teaming up. The 13-episode series premieres later this year on the streaming service.
Moss, who counts “The Matrix,” “Memento,” and “Disturbia” among her film credits, has been seen lately on TV’s “Crossing Lines” and “Vegas,” among other appearances.
WME, Elizabeth Hodgson Management Group and attorney Robert M. Lange represent Moss.