Carrie-Anne Moss Joins A.K.A. Jessica Jones

She's the latest recruit for the Marvel/Netflix series


by James White |
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She might still be best known as The Matrix trilogy’s Trinity, but Carrie-Anne Moss is stepping into the comic-book world for a new TV gig. She’s joining the cast of the Marvel/Netflix series A.K.A. Jessica Jones.

The show has Krysten Ritter starring as the titular Jones, a woman still picking up the pieces after a short-lived stint as a superhero. Suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after using her powers, she decides to leave the life behind. But she doesn’t entirely forsake her past: she opens up a New York detective agency, which tackles cases for both ordinary people and superheroes.

David Tennant was hired recently to play Zebediah Kilgrave, also known as The Purple Man, who will be one of the big threats to Jessica. Rachael Taylor is on board as Patricia “Trish” Walker, Jones’ closest friend and Mike Colter is playing Luke Cage. Moss’ character hasn’t been revealed explicitly, though Marvel’s site describes her as “a no-nonsense woman who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica... If Jessica doesn’t completely alienate her first.” Whether she has powers or not remains to be seen.

“Throughout her career, Carrie-Anne has embodied a wide range of characters in a compelling and relatable way and I have no doubt she will bring that talent to A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” says the show’s executive producer, Twilight veteran Melissa Rosenberg. The show will be the second of four linked series from Marvel and Netflix, arriving on the streaming service later this year, following Daredevil’s debut in April. The four characters – Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist – will then unite for a miniseries under the Defenders title.

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