Janet McTeer is coming to Netflix. Recently, the streaming service announced the White Queen star has joined season two of Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
The superhero drama follows Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), a New York City private detective who also has the powers of flight, superhuman strength, and endurance. The cast also includes David Tennant, Mike Colter, Rachel Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Travel.
Netflix has not revealed McTeer’s character for season two, but they did mention she “will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.” A premiere date for season two has not yet been announced.
Read more details below:
LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2017 – Marvel Television and Netflix announced today that Golden Globe(R) winner and two-time Academy Award(R) nominated actress, Janet McTeer (“Tumbleweeds,” “Albert Nobbs,” “Me Before You”), will join the cast of the sophomore season of the Peabody(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning, “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.” McTeer will play an undisclosed character who will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life. All 13-episodes of the first season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” are now streaming on Netflix.
“We are so fortunate to have an actress of Janet’s talent and stature join what is already an incredible cast,” said Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb. “Our second season of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ aims to capture what audiences loved about our first, and Janet will be key to achieving that goal.”
“We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season,” said “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” series Creator and Executive Producer, Melissa Rosenberg. Her gravitas and authenticity are the perfect ingredients for all we’re trying to create this year. She disappears into roles, gives her characters extraordinary dimension and depth. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with her.”
“Janet McTeer is the consummate actor, slipping seamlessly into each character she brings to life,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of original content at Netflix. “We’re thrilled to have her join the outstanding cast, led by the fearless Krysten Ritter.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Jessica Jones? Are you excited for season two?