Krysten Ritter, an actress known for her rolls in Confessions of a Shopaholic and What Happens in Vegas, has been cast as Jessica Jones in a 13-episode drama. This will be the second such drama (the first being Daredevil), which will culminate in the Defenders. Two other shows, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, will also join the group.
Jessica Jones is a purple-haired hero with superstrength and very resilient skin. In the comics, she married another tough-skinned man, Luke Cage. The character in the show has been described as a superhero suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder that leads to her hanging up her costume and opening up her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes.
This is true to the comics, where Jones opened up her own detective agency, Alias Private Investigations.
I am still waiting intently for the casting decisions of Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Hopefully they will be soon, but only time will tell.