The series focuses on Daisy ‘Jett’ Kowalski, an intensely practical and self-reliant thief, an unsentimental woman of action. Fresh out of prison and with the birth of her daughter, Jett plans to put her career of crime behind her, but is forced back into doing what she does best by dangerous and eccentric criminals determined to exploit her skills for their own ends.
Also announced as series regulars alongside Cugino and Esposito are Elena Anaya, Michael Aronov, Gaite Jansen, Chris Backus, Gil Bellows and Violet McGraw. Cast in recurring roles for the series are Jodie Turner-Smith, Gentry White, Lucy Walters and Mustafa Shakir. The report states that Esposito has only signed for a one-year-deal for Jett.
Though there’s no specific character details being provided to coincide with the casting announcements, other than the actors will make up a gallery of morally ambivalent two-bit hoods, budding femme fatales and compromised law enforcers surrounding anti-heroine Jett Kowalski. The Deadline report believes that Esposito (whose recent credits include Better Call Saul and Okja) will play a powerful crime lord named Baudelaire, Elena Anaya (whose recent credits include The Infiltrator and Wonder Woman) will play a Maria, who served as a surrogate mother for Kowalski’s daughter when she was in prison, and Gaite Jansen (whose recent credits include Line of Duty and Peaky Blinders) will play ex-junkie hooker Phoenix.
Jett is being produced by Global Road Entertainment, with Sebastian Gutierrez directing the episodes as well as executive producing alongside Mark Stern, Stuart Ford and Dana Brunetti. Stacy Levin is serving as co-executive producer. Kathy Landsberg will serve as line producer.