Marvel Studios have allegedly tested four actresses for the lead role in their upcoming Netflix show, Jessica Jones.
Deadline has reported that Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, and Jessica De Gouw have all tried out for the titular role in Jessica Jones.
The upcoming Marvel and Netflix program will follow the character, who is a former superhero that suffers from post traumatic stress disorder and then decides to begin a private detective business. Jessica Jones first appeared courtesy of Marvel Comics back in 2001, after being created by Brian Michael Bendis.
Krysten Ritter is mostly remembered for her appearance in the second season of Breaking Bad, where she played Jesse Pinkman’s junkie girlfriend Jane Margolis for nine episodes.
Alexandra Daddario first came to most television viewers’ attention thanks to her appearance in True Detective, while she has also recently turned up in New Girl, too.
Meanwhile, Teresa Palmer and Jessica De Gouw have appeared in Warm Bodies and the television series Arrow, respectively. It’s not known which of this foursome is the favorite to land the role, while we are also still waiting on confirmation for when Jessica Jones will officially go into production.
This is the first real news regarding Jessica Jones to have been released since the show was originally announced back in November 2013.
Disney and Marvel both confirmed on November 6, 2013 that a television series based on the Jessica Jones comic series would air on Netflix. It will also be joined by numerous other television series including Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and a Defenders miniseries too.
It’s also been announced that two actors have allegedly been tried out for the titular part in Luke Cage, too. The two thespians are believed to be Lance Gross, who previously starred in Crisis, and The Following‘s Mike Colter. Luke Cage will appear in numerous episodes of Jessica Jones before his own series begins.
Melissa Rosenberg is going to to write and produce the Jessica Jones series. She has been developing the show since December 2010. Rosenberg originally tried to sell the series to ABC; however, they passed on the program.
Rosenberg has previously written several cinematic adventures including Step Up, as well as the five installments to the Twilight films. This included 2008’s Twilight, 2009’s The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2010’s The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2011’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, and 2012’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2. She previously wrote for several television shows including Party Of Five, Ally McBeal, Dexter, and The O.C.