Netflix has released the first official trailer for their upcoming series, Jessica Jones. The series will continue the “Hell’s Kitchen” journey started in Daredevil (and will later be continued by Luke Cage and Iron Fist). Check out the trailer and thoughts below:
There is a lot to appreciate about this trailer. I especially like that right from the bat, Luke Cage is in the trailer and looks to have a huge part. Not that this is supposed to be the Luke Cage series, but it is already great to see the Marvel connectedness apparent in Jessica Jones. In addition to Cage’s introduction, the majority of the trailer focuses on Jessica’s conflict with Killgrave. And, to be sure, that conflict looks interesting.
This is coming from someone who has very little knowledge of the Jessica Jones mythos, I was enthralled by this trailer and can’t wait for the show. With Daredevil, we pretty much knew what we were getting. Apart from his powers (?), Daredevil is a straight-forward gritty vigilante story. With Jessica Jones, we have a former superhero trying to live a “normal” life. But this isn’t like The Incredibles or the various Hulk storylines, where the hero has the ability to hide in plain sight and not be bothered by their past. Jessica Jones has had major trials in the past, and it looks as though the series will be diving into those trials in gritty detail.
It has been said that Jessica Jones will be very mature in its subject matter, and that is apparent here. Whether it be the character’s interaction with drugs/alcohol, Killgrave’s ability to make people kill themselves, or Jessica’s combat that looks to include a lot of on screen blood. I love that Marvel has partnered with Netflix for these street-level heroes. We would never see a darker Daredevil, or Punisher, or Jessica Jones, or Luke Cage in the current wave of movies, it is here that these characters get to shine and their stories are fully explored.
Jessica Jones is part of Marvel’s continuing relationship with Netflix, and they plan on releasing a series every six months. Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter, David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachel Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, Wil Travel, and will be released on November 20, 2015. Official synopsis below:
Marvel’s Jessica Jones will follow the titular superheroine “after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint” and as she is now “rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.”