Jessica Jones, as played by Breaking Bad and Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 alum Krysten Ritter, is the next citizen of Hell’s Kitchen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe who will headline their own Netflix series. Daredevil protagonist Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) may possess heightened senses as a result of the accident that left him blind, but Ms. Jones has full-blown super powers in both her comic book form and her MCU iteration.
The Jessica Jones teasers released to date have focused specifically on Jones’ super-strength, which allows her to casually crush alarm clocks with her bare hand, or get into a drunken brawl with several bruisers at the bar – only to stroll away afterwards, virtually unharmed and ready for another drink. However, the latest teaser unveiled for the Marvel/Netflix series (one titled “Evening Stroll”) highlights Jones’ ability of flight, instead. Have a look at the clip, above.
There’s been some question among fans as to whether or not Jones’ flying abilities from the Marvel Comics would be carried over into the Jessica Jones TV show, given that the special effects requirements for convincing flight sequences are all the more challenging for a TV show production to pull off (see also the difficulties faced by the upcoming Supergirl TV series on CBS). However, Ritter’s Jones shouldn’t be flying around that much anyway, assuming that Jessica Jones showrunner/creator Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter) doesn’t stray too far from comic book traditions, in that respect.
To clarify: the Jessica Jones Netflix series, like the “Alias” source comic books by writer Brian Michael Bendis and illustrator Michael Gaydos, picks up with Jones after she’s retired from the superhero game and has become a private investigator, trying to make her living in the not-so-friendly Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. However, even during her superhero career, Jones never fully mastered the art of flight in the Marvel Comics Universe – hence, she’ll probably only use that ability to help bypass stairs or to hope onto a high-standing patio on Rosenberg’s show (like Jones does in the “Evening Stroll” teaser).
Tonally, the Jessica Jones teasers have featured a combination of dark humor and small tastes of a Noir-influenced style (with regards to both its aesthetics and themes) that should be carried over into the actual show. That should be welcome news for fans of Daredevil season 1, seeing as that show has established the Netflix corner of the MCU as a place that’s more dangerous – and thus more adult in its nature – than the rest of the universe. Plus, seeing as it will also introduce Mike Colter’s Luke Cage into the mix before his own Netflix series launches, Jessica Jones will keep expanding and developing the over-arching mythos of the MCU, at the same time.
The Jessica Jones cast is rounded out by such names as David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Carrie Anne-Moss (The Matrix trilogy), and Rachel Taylor (Crisis) in key roles. You can check out official images of those cast members HERE (along with additional looks at Ritter and Colter). Look for some official Jessica Jones footage to drop online soon, seeing as the TV show will be presented at New York Comic-Con 2015 – an even that gets underway later this week, at the time of writing this.
Daredevil season one is currently available on Netflix. Jessica Jones will be made available starting November 20th, 2015, followed by Luke Cage season one and Daredevil season two (a.k.a. Daredevil V Punisher) in 2016. Iron Fist and The Defenders will arrive sometime thereafter.