Marvel’s Jessica Jones is adding a major and mysterious character in Season 2.
Two-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, The White Queens, Tumbleweeds) is joining the cast of the acclaimed Netflix show.
According to Marvel’s official website, the character has an “enormous impact” on the life of Jessica Jones.
“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.”
Now there have been speculations of her playing the head of IGH, the company that is responsible for Jessica’s superpowers in the accident. Which character do you think she is playing? Comment down below!
Jessica Jones will once again have 13 episodes in Season 2. The show stars Krysten Ritter as the main character. The premiere date of the show hasn’t been officially announced yet though next year seems most likely. Before then, we will see Jessica in the eight episode miniseries Marvel’s The Defenders which is premiering on August 18.