Jessica Jones has found a best friend. And “Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones” has found its Hellcat.
The upcoming Netflix series “Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones” has cast Rachael Taylor (“Crisis,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “666 Park Avenue”) as Trish Walker, the best friend of the titular Jessica Jones (who’ll be played by “Breaking Bad” alum Krysten Ritter).
Trish is described as a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as “Patsy” Walker. As Jessica Jones’ closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica’s career.
The Walker character, who was first introduced in 1944 in Miss America Magazine #2, adopted the superhero alias Hellcat in 1976.
The 13-episode series, which will premiere on Netflix this year, picks up Jones’ story after a tragic ending to her short-lived superhero stint. As she rebuilds her personal life and career as a detective, she gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
WME, Management 360 and Marquee Management represent Taylor.