J.R. Ramirez has joined the cast of Marvel’s Jessica Jones for season 2, EW has learned exclusively.
The Power and Arrow actor will be a series regular as Oscar, a devoted single father who moves into Jessica’s (Krysten Ritter) building as the new superintendent. While his young son becomes enamored with Jessica and her powers, Oscar keeps his distance, worrying about the trouble that follows people like her.
“J.R. is an incredible addition to our cast, bringing complex and subtle emotion and humor,” executive producer Melissa Rosenberg says. “He exudes warmth, edge and intelligence, and blends perfectly with our tone.”
At the close of season 1, Jessica was finally able to kill Kilgrave (David Tennant). Though Jessica was initially arrested for murder, Hogarth (Carrie-Anne Moss) secured her release, and she was inundated with calls from people around the city enlisting her help as a private eye. Jessica will next team up with Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Daredevil (Charlie Cox), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) in The Defenders, which debuts Aug. 18 on Netflix.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones is expected to return in 2018.