We’ve been waiting months for Netflix to set a date on their second Marvel original series, Jessica Jones. Today, they announced that all episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones season one will premiere on November 20, 2015. Set in the same world of Marvel’s Daredevil, this new series will chronicle former-superhero Jessica Jones as she opens a private investigation firm in Hell’s Kitchen and deals with her troubled, mysterious past. The series will be based on Jessica Jones’ Alias arc, and if this small tease tells us anything (besides the release date) is that the tone of series will match the comic.
Krysten Ritter will play the title character; David Tennant stars as the villainous Kilgrave/Purple Man. Carrie Ann Moss, Rachael Taylor and Mike Colter also star. Colter nabbed the role of Luke Cage, who will have his own show on Netflix as part of Marvel’s Defender series. Creator and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg is best known for her work on the Twilight saga films. Before you judge, Rosenberg also served as head writer and executive producer for the first four seasons of Dexter, and has credits on shows like The O.C. and Ally McBeal.
Recently, the author of the Alias comic, Brian Michael Bendis, shared his thoughts on the Jessica Jones TV series:
The show is so good. I have seen the first couple of episodes and because I didn’t work on it directly I can say this with full no ego fanfare: I loved it!!
and believe me, i was going to be the hardest on it. harder than any of you.
jessica is a part of my DNA. A bad jessica jones show would have hurt me deeply.
BUT it is faithful and lively and everything that I could personally have wanted from the show. the mean streets of marvel netflix from a different perspective than matt’s but at the same time… it all fits. just like the comics on their best day. and just like Netflix DD, the look of the show is cracklin’ noir but with its own palette.
i did not work on the show because I’m working on Powers, and I can’t be everywhere, and also the show was ALWAYS in very very very good hands. I had read the very first drafts of Melissa Rosenberg’s pilot when it was at ABC and i was so flattered by her faithfulness and just getting why we made the book in the first place. i met with the assembled writer’s room and had the surreal experience of finally being in a room where i knew the answers to people’s question.
krysten ritter is soooo good. and michael colter. wait until you see michael colter. the casting of luke cage, in my opinion, and have said this to everyone behind the scenes, is as strong and spot on as the casting of tony stark. its probably the hardest to cast and they got it. perfect.
i can’t wait to see the rest and i can’t wait for you to see it too. i’m VERY proud to have my name on it. and i loved emailing michael gaydos the good news.
It’s pretty hard not to be excited for this show after that kind of response.
Netflix premieres Marvel’s Jessica Jones on November 20, 2015.