MARVEL — 4 Actresses Up for JESSICA JONES, 3 Actors Up for LUKE CAGE
Marvel's two Netflix series Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have begun casting their title characters. For Jessica Jones they are searching for a 25-33 year old white female in line with the comic character. According to Deadline, four actresses have been invited to test for Jones, namely Krysten Ritter, Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, and Jessica De Gouw. The Jones series will run for 13 episodes.
Marvel character Luke Cage will make an appearance in the Jones series for 6-7 episodes before getting his own self-titled show. Three actorsmare in consideration: Lance Gross, Mike Colter, and Cleo Anthony.
These Netflix series are tied to the Marvel cineverse just like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. What will be unique for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist will be a team up event like The Avengers where all four characters unite to become The Defenders. Something like this has never been attempted on TV before.