While most folks are counting down (with dread) to Christmas, comic book fans are anxiously awaiting November 20, to get their next dose of Marvel magic in the form of ‘Jessica Jones’. ‘Jones’ marks the second collaboration between the #1 streaming service and the #1 comic publisher, following this spring’s hit ‘Daredevil’. Not only were purists pleased with ‘Daredevil”s adherence to the source material, but impressed at the bravery to explore the darker, more violent end of the comic book spectrum, contrasting with the PG-rated, family-pleasing big screen adaptations.
‘Jessica Jones’ promises to carry on the gritty tone of ‘Daredevil’ with Krysten Ritter portraying a traumatized former super hero, driven from her high-profile adventuring by a mental assault from the show’s Big Bad Zebediah Killgrave, played by David Tennant. The show will also introduce Mike Colter as another Marvel hero Luke Cage, who is slated to get his own Netflix series next year.
Fans have been eagerly looking forward to another visit to this fictionalized version of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen and Netflix has been steadily releasing promotional videos and photos. With the show just over a week away, Netflix has added it to its menu (see image above) and released a new promo.
You can check it out below:
And for good measure, Netflix has also released a new photo of Ritter as Jones, making a strange discovery:
Jessica Jones is based on the Marvel Comics character created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. In the Netflix series, 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 entire 13-episode series will be available on November 20.