Krysten Ritter to Star as Jessica Jones in Marvel-Netflix Series

“Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” actress will play the titular heroine-turned-detective on the comic book adaptation

Last Updated: December 5, 2014 @ 2:01 PM

Marvel found itself a new hero.

Krysten Ritter is starring on Marvel-Netflix’s “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” Marvel announced Friday. The 13-episode series is set to air in 2015.

The “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23” actress plays the titular lead Jessica Jones, a superheroine-turned-private investigator. “Twilight” scribe Melissa Rosenberg serves as the series’ showrunner and executive producer.

In addition to starring on ABC’s “Don’t Trust the B,” Ritter had a prominent run on AMC’s “Breaking Bad” as Jessie’s (Aaron Paul) drug-addicted girlfriend and appeared in later episodes of The CW’s “Gilmore Girls.” More recently she starred on NBC’s “Blacklist” and alongside Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in Tim Burton‘s upcoming “Big Eyes” and co-starred with Jason Schwartzman in “Listen Up Philip.”

WME, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management and Group Entertainment represent her.

“Krysten brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands,” Rosenberg said in a statement on the Marvel website. “We can’t wait for fans to see her in action, coming to Netflix in 2015.”

“Krysten Ritter has the type of range, spanning the comic to the tragic, that makes for the stuff of the best Marvel heroes,” added Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “As Jessica Jones, Krysten will bring one of the most beloved new characters of the past decade to life in a way we know will delight her longtime fans and introduce her to many more.”

“Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones” is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.