16th Sep2015

Marvel’s ‘Jessica Jones’ set to hit small-screen this Fall

by Guest

Those of you unable to wait ’til next year for the second season of Daredevil should be pleased to know that there’s more Marvel goodness coming to keep you happy for the rest of 2015. The House of Ideas announced that the next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will make its debut on the small screen later this fall with the first season of Jessica Jones arriving on Netflix this November, according to the latest trailer.

The show is based on the critically-acclaimed, albeit short-lived, comic book series Alias (not to be confused with the Jennifer Garner-starring TV series of the same name). The 2001 series helped to spring-board the popularity of writer Brian Michael Bendis when it arrived as one of the initial titles in the launch of Marvel’s “MAX” line of mature-themed comic-books. The series tells the story of the titular heroine, Jessica Jones. She’s a former costumed crime-fighter who now lives in New York City and operates a private investigations firm dealing with all manner of comic book characters and crime from stalkers to supervillains. Marvel’s Man Without Fear himself often made cameos in the pages of Alias and we expect to see the same crossovers in this series as well.

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The upcoming series boasts a killer cast anchored by the severely underrated Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23, Jane from Breaking Bad) with supporting turns from David Tennant (Doctor Who, Fright Night) and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix Trilogy). Add in Mike Colter as the re-vamped Luke Cage and Elodie Yung as the Elektra, and we have some hope that Jessica Jones could even surpass Daredevil in terms of quality acting.

Those with high hopes for the series based on the success of Daredevil look like they will get their wish based on the initial trailer for Jessica Jones. The teaser has a look and feel reminiscent of the atmosphere of the first season of Daredevil and goes one step further with colours and cinematography that directly recall some of the early David Mack covers of the aforementioned Alias comic book series.

The cast of the new series will make an appearance at New York Comic Con so keep your ears open for more details to trickle down. Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 20, 2015 and the second season of Daredevil is set to arrive April 10, 2016.

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