Jessica Jones has a best friend, and her name is Rachael Taylor!
Well, actually Rachael Taylor is the actress that will be playing Trish Walker, Jessica Jones’ best friend, in the Netflix series Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Krysten Ritter will be playing the title role and Doctor Who‘s David Tennant will be playing Zebediah Killgrave, aka Purple Man.
“After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City. Trish is a syndicated radio talk show host, former model and child TV star known to her adoring fans as ‘Patsy’ Walker. As Jessica Jones’ closest friend, Trish helps her embark on the most dangerous case of Jessica’s career. The character of Patricia Walker has roots dating back to 1944 with her first appearance in MISS AMERICA MAGAZINE #2, and in the comics Walker donned the super hero identity of Hellcat in 1976.”
You may recognize Rachael from her role as Dr. Lucy Fields in Gray’s Anatomy or as Jane Van Veen in the 2-season series 666 Park Avenue. The Australian native was also seen on the big screen as computer geek Maggie Madsen in the first live-action Transformers movie.
The 13-episode series also stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage.
The series will air on Netflix sometime this year. No exact date as been set as of yet.