There are only six days left (at the time of this writing) to the premiere of Marvel's Jessica Jones. This highly anticipated show stars Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) as woman with powers who gave up working as a superhero, and instead lives in Hell’s Kitchen as a private investigator with a penchant for whiskey. She soon finds herself pulled back into a game of cat and mouse with the man when drove her out of the hero business in the first place, Zebediah Kilgrave a.k.a. The Purple Man (Doctor Who‘s David Tennant).
The series is the second installment in Netflix/Marvel universe and is tasked with continuing to build the Hells Kitchen first seen in Daredevil, as well as developing its unique characters and story lines. After establishing himself as a major player on Jones, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will headline his own show in 2016, as the third in the series, which will then be followed by Iron Fist (maybe) and culminate in a team-up miniseries The Defenders. In advance of the show's release, Netflix has unveiled a new image and video on their website.
Unlike the first full-length trailer for Jessica Jones, this video (above) features no dialogue except the eerie whisper of Kilgrave as he says Jessica's name. While the second trailer highlighted the action and snark, this short video -- only 22 seconds -- shows quick glimpses of previously released footage, key moments and people in the show, ending on a tableau of the main characters. The streaming site description reads, "She's a gifted PI hiding a past that's left her broken but still fighting. Revenge may be sweet, but she isn't."
The reactions to the show have already begun rolling in, and so far the response has been overwhelmingly positive with critics calling it something that "could change the way people look at superhero storytelling" and "shockingly and refreshingly honest," especially in how it handles sexuality. Between the positive early buzz and the success of its predecessor Daredevil, this show is debuting to very high expectations.
While not revealing much new information this short video does capture the show's noir aesthetic and the darker, grim mood. The compelling promotional images, action-packed and humorous trailers, coupled with such enthusiastic reviews should be enough to get even the most casual fan excited for Friday. Though it is true that high expectations can often be a double-edged sword, this series seems primed to deliver.
Daredevil season 1 is now available on Netflix. Jessica Jones will be available starting November 20th, 2015, followed by Luke Cage season 1 and Daredevil season 2 in 2016. Both Iron Fist and The Defenders will arrive sometime thereafter.
Source: Netflix (via CBM)