Former Arrow star, J.R. Ramirez, has joined the season 2 cast of Marvel and Netflix's Jessica Jones. While almost all of Marvel's Netflix series have been welcomed with open arms by fans and critics alike, none have received quite the same acclaim as the first season of Jessica Jones did. Indeed, Krysten Ritter's take on the beloved super-powered Private Investigator quickly turned her into a fan favorite amongst comic book fans, all of whom are looking forward to Jessica's long-awaited small screen return in next month's team-up miniseries event, The Defenders.
Although The Defenders marks the next time that audiences get to see Jessica on the small screen, it won't be the last, with the character already set to return for season 2 of Marvel's Jessica Jones, likely sometime later this year. While no plot details have been released about the show's sophomore season as of yet, production on Jessica Jones season 2 has been underway for several months now.
One of the show's newest additions has now been revealed, with EW reporting that Ramirez has been cast in Jessica Jones season 2.The report states that Ramirez will appear in a recurring guest star capacity as Oscar, a "devoted single father who moves into Jessica’s (Krysten Ritter) building as the new superintendent." Despite Oscar's young son becoming enamored with Jessica and her powers, the single father tries to keep his distance, worried about the trouble that typically follows Jessica. Executive Producer and showrunner, Melissa Rosenberg, commented on Ramirez's casting with the following:
“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.”
Currently, Ramirez is one of the main stars on Starz's Power, but Jessica Jones won't be the first time that Ramirez has appeared in a comic book TV series. The actor briefly played Ted Grant/Wildcat in The CW's Arrow, though, his time on the series did not last as long as many fans had expected. He joins fellow new additions like Janet McTeer, Leah Gibson, and more, in the second season of the popular Marvel and Netflix series.
Considering just how much destruction and trouble Jessica wound up inadvertently bringing to her apartment complex throughout the show's first season, Oscar may be biting off more than he can chew as her new superintendent. There's currently no official word on what villains Jessica may be facing off against in the new season, but her reputation as an unofficial superhero protector of the innocent will likely make it much harder for her to keep a low profile in the new season. Fortunately, she will still have a nice circle of close friends and allies to help her face off against whatever threats come her way, following her triumph over David Tennant's villainous Killgrave at the end of the first season.
Marvel’s The Defenders premieres on August 18, followed by The Punisher season 1 later this fall. Premiere dates for the new seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist have yet to be announced.