Similar to the lead up for Marvel’s ‘Daredevil‘ on Netflix, there has been little information released about ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’ so far, aside from the fact that production started on the show in February, and assorted casting information. We know Krysten Ritter (‘Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23’) has been cast in the titular role, being joined by David Tennant (‘Doctor Who’) as the villainous Purple Man, Mike Colter (‘The Good Wife’) as Luke Cage (his first appearance before his own Netflix series), Eka Darville (‘Empire and Spartacus: War of the Damned’) as comic relief character Malcolm, Erin Moriarty (‘The Kings of Summer’) as client Hope, Carrie-Ann Moss (‘The Matrix‘) being cast in an unnamed (at the moment) role, Rachael Taylor (‘Transformers’ series) as Trish Walker (aka Hellcat), and Wil Traval, who has been cast as an NYPD cop. Furthermore, we know the series will attempt to follow storylines from the Brian Michael Bendis penned ‘Alias’ series (the primary comic for fans of Jessica Jones), but after that, Netflix and Marvel have not released any more information.
However, Amazon has recently put up a listing for ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones: Season One,’ a book about the series featuring a synopsis expanding on the 2 line synopsis that can be found on Netflix.
Here’s the synopsis released on AMAZON:
Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.
The synopsis reveals a little more about the tone of the show, and confirms her occupation as a PI in Hell’s Kitchen, putting her in the same vicinity as ‘Daredevil,’ which could include some cameos from the man himself, Charlie Cox (which has yet to be confirmed, but I can’t imagine Marvel not wanting Daredevil himself to make an appearance, especially after the character has shown up multiple times in the ‘Alias’ comics.) It also confirms the darker aspects of Jessica Jones, including her “self-loathing” and PTSD, which will be a dramatic change from any other hero we’ve seen in the MCU.
What are your thoughts about ‘AKA Jessica Jones?’ Does the synopsis make you more excited for the show? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: MCU Exchange