Deadline is reporting that Ritter has been cast as Jessica Jones, with it looking likely that Mike Colter has been cast as Luke Cage.
It's said the Jessica Jones series is being spearheaded by Melissa Rosenberg and will be the second 13-episode Marvel Netflix series following Daredevil.
The series centers on Jessica Jones, a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
In addition to Daredevil and Jessica Jones, plans are underway for Luke Cage and Iron Fist, with all four shows leading to a big event Avengers-style series dubbed The Defenders.
Krysten Ritter is known for roles in Breaking Bad and Don’t Trust The B—-.