The upcoming Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones based on the long standing Marvel Comics title has added another familiar character to their lineup. Aussie actress Rachael Taylor (Transformers, Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast as Trish Walker, who fans will recognize better as ‘Hellcat’ Patsy Walker.
Marvel’s official description of Trish’s character reads: 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.
While Daredevil will be hitting Netflix sometime in May of 2015, there is still no official word on when filming for AKA Jessica Jones will begin.