Marvel Studios brought the first episode of its upcoming Netflix series, Jessica Jones, to New York Comic-Con 2015 – and judging by the pretty much universally positive response it got, the move was a smart one. For those just tuning in, Jessica Jones – based on the “Alias” comic books from writer Brian Michael Bendis and illustrator Michael Gaydos – is a Netflix Original show created by Melissa Rosenberg (the screenwriter of the Twilight and a former Dexter writer/producer) that further explores the rough and tumble streets of Hell’s Kitchen from the Marvel Cinematic Universe – a place Daredevil introduced with its freshman season on Netflix, earlier this year.
A full-length trailer for Jessica Jones – complete with actual footage from the show – is slated to drop online on Friday (at the time of writing this). Until then, however, Marvel/Netflix has unveiled a teaser that features poster artwork for the TV show – as you can see by watching the video that is embedded above.
Marvel/Netflix has unveiled multiple short previews for Jessica Jones to date – teasing such elements as the title character’s super-powers, as well as the show’s main antagonist: the sinister Dr. Zebediah Kilgrave a.k.a. The Purple Man (David Tennant). The upcoming trailer, which has been confirmed to drop this Friday via the official Jessica Jones Twitter account, will be the first preview to include actual footage from the show, rather than material that was created solely for promotional purposes.
You can get a better look at the Jessica Jones poster artwork in still form below, following the official logline for the series:
After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a private detective in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s time the world knew her name…
The Jessica Jones (motion?) banner features Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23) as the title character, though the poster also includes small photos of such players as Miss Jones’ best friend, Trish Walker (Rachel Taylor), as well as Jessica’s (part-time) lover, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) – the latter of whom will also headline his own Netflix series, beginning in 2016. “Alias Investigations” (which can be seen written on a door in this poster) is, of course, the name of the private detective business that Jessica runs in Hell’s Kitchen, now that she’s retired from the superhero game.
Indeed, whereas Daredevil season 1 played out closer to a mob/crime drama where the protagonist happened to be a costumed vigilante (with serious martial arts skills), Jessica Jones is expected to play out closer to a psycho-thriller, neo-Noir investigation series – complete with an investigator protagonist whose voiceover narration often frames the story proceedings. That was the same impression that the first Jessica Jones episode left on those who caught it at NYCC 2015, and it sounds as though the show will be better for it.
Be sure and check back here on Friday – when the Jessica Jones trailer officially drops online!
Daredevil Season 1 is currently available on Netflix. Jessica Jones will be made available starting November 20th, 2015, followed by Luke Cage Season 1 and Daredevil Season 2 in 2016. Iron Fist and The Defenders will arrive sometime thereafter.
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