The next Defender to get their own series is Jessica Jones, played by Krysten Ritter.
Previously titled AKA Jessica Jones, the Fall 2015 Netflix series finally has a release date (November 20th) and a teaser trailer, which you can watch below! It’s a pretty awesome trailer, with the same gritty aesthetic as Daredevil but with some notable differences too.
The heavy purple tone is not just an artistic choice – the main villain of the series is David Tennant as Zebediah Killgrave aka the Purple Man. I could be mistaken, but we may also hear him shouting her name around the :31 mark.
There’s a lot more to glean from this trailer, showing just how many layers it has.
Unlike Matt Murdock (Daredevil), Jessica’s already done the superhero gig by the time this series begins. Now, suffering trauma from her days as a superhero, she becomes a detective (check out the camera lenses at :12) and opens Alias Investigations (:24).
From this trailer, it looks like the series will be heavily steeped in noir which sounds awesome and I can see why Brian Michael Bendis, the creator of Jessica Jones, says he loves the series.
This series is part of the larger Defenders story and will introduce our third Defender as well: Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who becomes romantically involved with Jessica, and will get his own Netflix series in 2016.
This will be followed by an Iron Fist series (the fourth and final Defender), Daredevil Season 2, and finally culminate with Marvel’s Defenders.
Jessica Jones will hit Netflix on November 20th. It stars Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson (returning from Daredevil as Claire Temple), David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Wil Traval, and Erin Moriarty.
Are you excited for Jessica Jones? What do you think of the trailer? Let us know!