Actress Krysten Ritter has landed the role of Marvel superheroine Jessica Jones in a new Tv drama series.

The former Breaking Bad star will play the titular comic book detective character, who assists other superheroes.

Jessica Jones is one of four Marvel characters who will each receive their own series on Netflix, including Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Daredevil.

Ritter's new series will be available on the instant streaming service next year (15).