Janet McTeer has been cast in an unnamed major role for the second season of Jessica Jones. Marvel Television describes McTeer's mystery character "will have an enormous impact on Jessica's life."
“We are so fortunate to have an actress of Janet’s talent and stature join what is already an incredible cast,” said Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television. "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.”
Jessica Jones showrunner/series creator Melissa Rosenberg's notes the actor's "gravitas and authenticity" are the key reasons she was cast.
"We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season,” said Rosenberg. "She disappears into roles, gives her characters extraordinary dimension and depth. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with her.”
The second season of Jessica Jones began filming earlier this week, with the episodes scheduled to debut sometime in 2018.