Netflix and Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones Casts Rachael Taylor as Patsy Walker

The cast list for Netflix and Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones continues to grow. Aussie actress Rachael Taylor (666 Park AvenueCharlie's Angels) has joined the project as Patricia "Trish" Walker, Marvel announced on Thursday.

Trish is the BFF of Krysten Ritter's title character, as well as a syndicated radio talk show host, former model, and child TV star who's known to her fans as "Patsy" Walker. When former superhero Jessica sets out to rebuild her life as a detective in New York City, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of her career. 

The character of Patricia Walker dates back to the 1940s, when she first appeared in Miss America Magazine. In the 1970s, she also assumed the superhero identity of Hellcat.

Earlier this week, Marvel announced that David Tennant has joined the series to play the villain Kilgrave, a.k.a. the Purple Man, a mysterious figure from Jessica Jones' past.

Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones is slated to premiere later this year.


This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Jan 31, 2015
Marvel continues to pursue foreign territory when it comes to comic book adaptations. I hope they're making good decisions (I feel they probably are). But to put an obscure character I've never heard of that has a long complicated history in the background of Marvel comics, wow. Uncharted waters. I can't even find any record of the character having a history with Jessica Jones etc; idk maybe she does. To me AKA Jessica Jones is more risky than Ant Man. It's a complete blank slate to me. I've looked into it and still can't quite feel whether it has a shot or not.
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Jan 30, 2015
I like rachel but all her shows get cancelled so for those who do not like this, its good news !
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Jan 30, 2015
I also don't know squat about the whole Jessica Jones thing. My comic book geekieness predates all this noise...but I'm nothing if not fair. So long as The Daredevil show kicks enough ass & makes me wanna tune in to the next show, then cool. I'll roll with it & see how it goes, but this is, for the record the first of all the comic book TV shows I've no prior clue about before air...and absolutely no desire to read up on prior to.

If it's good, then cool. If not, then fuck all the rest.
Let's just see how it goes.
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Jan 30, 2015
For the record, when I said "predates" I only said that because I'm a dumbass that meant to say "postdates"...luckily, the thing that works in my favor is that I know I'm an occasionally mis-speaking dumbass & more than happy to own that shit.

Anyway, my point is, "postdate" I meant to say postdate

So, moving on...How 'bout that local sports team? Amirite?
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Jan 30, 2015
no...actually I meant predates after all.

My bad. My brainfart wasn't as stinky as it originally seemed

Don't do drugs
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Jan 30, 2015
Now now, let's not be too hasty on the whole "don't do drugs" thing. If the result is going to be such hilarious (even unintentionally so) posts, I say go for it!

By the way, I don't know squat about Jessica Jones. My comic book geekiness also predates (I think? you have confused me here...) this particular heroine. But the casting seems solid (wow this girl looks hot in this photo). I'm always happy to see Tennant in a show.

Cheers Marburg66.
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Jan 30, 2015
I must b honest idk a lot about Jessica Jones. I also don't know a lot about Rachel Taylor but what I do know about her is she's like the female Christian Slater. Thus far she has stared in the Charlies Angels reboot, 666 Park Ave & Crisis. All of which were canceled. what witchcraft is she using to keep getting cast ?????
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Feb 01, 2015
She uses the same witch as Summer Glau.
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Feb 04, 2015
Lmao but she was brilliant playing a robot on the Sarah Connor chronicles. It fits her personality
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Jan 29, 2015
In the comics, Patricia Walker is a redhead with a hot temper at times. Don't see that in this actress but maybe the casting director sees something viewers don't....
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Jan 30, 2015
I dunno, I'd sure like to see whatever she showed the casting director too!
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Jan 29, 2015
.... With Patsy in this, Now all I want to know is are we going to see her husband Damion
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