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Aussie Rachael Taylor has landed a lead role in Netflix Original Series Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones.
She joines Krysten Ritter on the cast, who is set to play the title role.
According to Marvel, the story begins after the tragic ending to Jessica's short-lived super hero stint. In a bid to rebuild her personal life and career as a detective, Jessica gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Taylor is cast to play Jessica's closest friend, a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star with many adoring fans.
Together, Trish and Jessica embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica's career.
Series developer Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter) said of Taylor's casting:
“The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both,” said Rosenberg. “Rachael is all that and more!”
“Rachael's ability to embody a character that must balance both the darker and lighter elements of our series will provide a perfect emotional anchor for Jessica Jones,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television.
“Rachael blew us away with her grounded, humanizing take on Trish, adding yet another layer to the complex, emotional story we’re telling with this series.”
The 13-episode series will premiere on Netflix in 2015.