AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS JANET McTEER CAST IN SEASON TWO OF THE NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES, "MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES"
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."
About "Marvel's Jessica Jones":
After a tragic incident, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) who is enhanced with tremendous strength, is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City.
"Marvel's Jessica Jones" is Executive Produced by Melissa Rosenberg ("Twilight," "Dexter") and Raelle Tucker ("The Returned," "True Blood"), along with Jeph Loeb ("Marvel's Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders"), and Jim Chory ("Marvel's Punisher," "Marvel's The Defenders").
About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.
Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world's most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," for ABC, "Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Luke Cage," Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Iron Fist" for NETFLIX and "Marvel's Avengers" and "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" for Disney XD. Marvel is a co-producer on "Legion" (FX). Marvel Television's upcoming projects include "Marvel's The Defenders" for NETFLIX as well as "Marvel's The Punisher" (NETFLIX), "Marvel's Inhumans" (ABC) "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" (Freeform), and "Marvel's Runaways" (Hulu). For more information, visit marvel.com. � 2017 MARVEL
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