Following the recent trailer debut for Daredevil, the first Marvel show to join Netflix’s roster of original series, anticipation is high for the next few years of shows about superhero crime-fighting on the streets of New York City. Once the scene of a devastating battle between the Avengers and Loki’s Chitauri army, NYC is also home to superhero-turned-detective Jessica Jones, hero for hire Luke Cage and preternaturally skilled martial artist Iron Fist.
A.K.A. Jessica Jones is the next show in line after Daredevil, and will likely arrive on Netflix later this year. Previously there has been talk of A.K.A. Jessica Jones possibly not being released until 2016, but considering the fact that filming has now begun it’s pretty safe to assume that we’ll get to see Krysten Ritter in action as the superpowered private investigator sooner rather than later.
The Daredevil trailer showed Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) eschewing red spandex in favour of an understated black costume that comic book fans associate with Frank Miller’s “The Man Without Fear” origin story. Jessica Jones, meanwhile, will take the opposite path: she’s moving away from her career as a superhero into the nitty-gritty grind of detective work, and the first set photos from A.K.A. Jessica Jones reflect her civilian status, showing Ritter dressed in simple street clothes with her feet firmly on the ground.
The set photos also include a shot of the clapperboard that indicate A.K.A. Jessica Jones is filming under the working title Violet, and that British director S.J. Clarkson (who directed several episodes of police drama Life on Mars and more recently directed an episode of Netflix series Orange is the New Black) is helming the episode that’s currently being filmed.
BREAKING: First look at KRISTEN RITTER as JESSICA JONES! RT pic.twitter.com/epBXmjzQZE— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) February 5, 2015
'JESSICA JONES' has began shooting! RT pic.twitter.com/OdCjzYiEMZ— Superhero Feed (@SuperheroFeed) February 5, 2015
As the snow indicates, NYC is very cold right now and other set photos show Ritter wearing a much warmer coat between takes. Other than her wardrobe choice these photos don’t give away anything about the plot of the upcoming show, nor even if the house that Jessica is shown exiting belongs to her, or whether it’s the home of a friend or client.
A.K.A Jessica Jones will also star Carrie-Anne Moss as a character called Harper, who is a woman in a position of authority who could either be an ally or a roadblock for Jessica in her new career. Mike Colter plays Luke Cage, who will first appear on A.K.A. Jessica Jones before starring in his own show, and Rachael Taylor will play Jessica’s friend Trish “Patsy” Walker. On the villain side of things there’s David Tennant, who will play Zebediah Kilgrave A.K.A. Purple Man.
We hope to bring you more news and images from A.K.A. Jessica Jones as production continues. The show is expected to release on Netflix later in 2015.