Daredevil, the first of Marvel's upcoming Netflix series to premiere, was so successful and beloved by fans that season 2 was immediately put into production. The gritty corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe represented by Hell's Kitchen brought street-level superheroes to the masses, allowing for more mature storytelling and darker themes. This resonated with audiences so strongly that most can't wait for more. Before the second season of Daredevil, fans will have their opportunity to return to Hell's Kitchen in the upcoming Netflix series Jessica Jones.
Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the titular character, a superhero who gives up the costume after an unknown tragedy. Trying to re-establish control over her life, Jessica uses her skills to become a private detective working in Hell's Kitchen. Though the series' synopsis was ultimately revealed through a tie-in product, little else is known about it outside of the cast.
Netflix and Marvel have released the first official images for the upcoming series. The photos feature Mike Colter as Luke Cage after he's been set ablaze by an explosion, while Jessica Jones bends down to help him.
You can check out the photos below:
These photos likely takes place after the explosion that was captured in a fan's set video just a few days ago. That video saw Ritter's stunt double sent flying away from what is presumably a bar in Hell's Kitchen. It's likely that Luke Cage was waiting in the bar, explaining why he is ablaze in these photos. However, with his unbreakable skin rendering him nearly invulnerable, it's going to take more than an explosion or a little fire to stop Power Man.
In the comics, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are married and have a daughter together. While the timetable of the series is currently unknown, it more than likely takes place far earlier than that. It remains to be seen if Cage and Jones meet in the upcoming series or have an established relationship at the beginning of the show. However, considering that the two characters meet while Jones is still an active superhero in the comics, it's probably safe to assume the latter.
Jessica Jones launches on Netflix this fall.