‘Breaking Bad’ star cast as former superhero turned private investigator…

Marvel and Netflix have announced that Krysten Ritter (‘Big Eyes,’ ‘Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,’ ‘Breaking Bad’) will star in Marvel’s ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ an all-new 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015 following Marvel’s ‘Daredevil.’

Ritter will play Jessica Jones, first introduced in writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos’ classic ALIAS comic series. After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.

“Krysten brings both the hard edge and the vulnerability the role demands,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg. “We can’t wait for fans to see her in action, coming to Netflix in 2015.”

“Krysten Ritter has the type of range, spanning the comic to the tragic, that makes for the stuff of the best Marvel heroes,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television. “As Jessica Jones, Krysten will bring one of the most beloved new characters of the past decade to life in a way we know will delight her longtime fans and introduce her to many more.”