‘Jessica Jones’ Adds ‘Arrow’ Alum J.R. Ramirez as Season 2 Regular
Seeing as Jessica Jones lent Arrow one of its stars, it makes sense the CW series would return the favor. Season 2 has added Arrow alum and Power star J.R. Ramirez, in a new series regular role that gets awfully close to Jessica.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Ramirez will play the regular role of Jessica’s new superintendent Oscar, described as “a devoted single father who moves into Jessica’s (Krysten Ritter) building … While his young son becomes enamored with Jessica and her powers, Oscar keeps his distance, worrying about the trouble that follows people like her.”
We’d guess Oscar is also the role sent out as “Oliver,” described as “34-38, male, Latino, artistic, paternal, smart, scruffy and hip.” Says showrunner Melissa Rosenberg:
J.R. is an incredible addition to our cast, bringing complex and subtle emotion and humor. He exudes warmth, edge and intelligence, and blends perfectly with our tone.
Elsewhere of Jessica Jones Season 2, Damages and White Queen star Janet McTeer has been confirmed to join the Season 2 cast, in a role described as an “undisclosed character who will have an enormous impact on Jessica’s life.” The 100 and Twilight alum Leah Gibson has also been cast as Ingrid, described as “street-wise but who also has an education as a nurse,” and may or may not be Daredevil villain Typhoid Mary.
We also know that showrunner Melissa Rosenberg has confirmed an all-female director lineup for the next 13 episodes, with True Blood and Supernatural writer Raelle Tucker joining Season 2 to replace executive producer Liz Friedman. Rosenberg has also previously spoken to the possibility of featuring multiple villains, to fill the void left by David Tennant’s Kilgrave.
We’ll hear more soon, so stay tuned for the latest on Jessica Jones Season 2.