Crisis and Grey’s Anatomy star Rachael Taylor has joined the cast of Netflix’s upcoming 13 episode drama series A.K.A. Jessica Jones, TVWise has learned.
Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones follows the eponymous character who, follows a tragic end to her short-lived super hero stint, is rebuilding her personal life and career as detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Rachael Taylor will play Patricia “Trish” Walker, 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.
She joins a cast which is being toplined by Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23) and also includes The Good Wife’s Mike Colter as Luke Cage, and Broadchurch star David Tennant as the villainous Kilgrave. Casting for addition series regular roles is currently underway.
A.K.A. Jessica Jones is part of a package of four drama series and one mini-series that Netflix picked up straight-to-series as part of bumper deal with Disney and Marvel. The ABC Studios and Marvel Television produced series is being shepherded by showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and fellow executive producer Jeph Loeb.
The first of Netflix’s Marvel series, Daredevil, is set to premiere globally on the streaming service in April, while A.K.A Jessica Jones will follow later in the year. The other two series, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, are expected to launch in 2016; with mini The Defenders – which connects the four shows – set to debut the following year.