Following the announcement that David Tennant will play The Purple Man in A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Marvel and Netflix have announced today that Rachael Taylor will star as Patricia “Trish” Walker in the series.

The character is known to comic book fans as Defenders member Hellcat, but this version is described as 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.

Will she end up suiting up as her heroic alter-ego at some point in the series? That remains to be seen!

Taylor will star opposite Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Kilgrave), and Mike Colter (Luke Cage).

“The character is a star and a powerhouse, and required an actress who is both,” said Executive Producer/Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg in a statement released today. “Rachael is all that and more!”

“Rachael’s ability to embody a character that must balance both the darker and lighter elements of our series will provide a perfect emotional anchor for Jessica Jones,” Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer/Marvel’s Head of Television added in the same press release. “Rachael blew us away with her grounded, humanizing take on Trish, adding yet another layer to the complex, emotional story we’re telling with this series.”

Joining A.K.A. Jessica Jones are Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders, though the latter three will likely not be with us until 2016 and beyond. Marvel have confirmed that this one will premiere in 2015.

In the series, 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. To learn much more about this Marvel character, click here to check out our easy to follow guide!