According to Deadline, Marvel is beginning to cast its net in hopes of finding their Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
Marvel's deal with Netflix to produce 4 character-driven series (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage) ahead of a Defenders team-up series was a bold step in a new direction for Marvel TV. The first of the series, Daredevil, is now in production with a yet unspecified 2015 release date and now, it seems, Marvel is pre-production on Jessica Jones, which will follow Daredevil.
According to Deadline, Marvel is lining up actresses for the role of Jessica Jones, a super-powered heroine who gave up the life of a superhero before becoming opening her own detective agency. The report says Jessica De Gouw (Arrow's Huntress), Alexandra Daddario (True Detective), Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and Marin Ireland (Side Effects, I Am Legend) are among the actresses Marvel would like to test for the role.
|L to R: De Gouw, Daddario, Ritter, Palmer and Ireland|
|L to R:Anthony, Colter and Gross|
Stay tuned as this story continues to develop as new names are added to the list. It's an exciting time for Marvel TV as we build towards what promises to be a very cool Defenders mini-series!