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Marvel's Jessica Jones hits Netflix

Can marvel and Netflix make it 'two-for-two' with their latest series?

by Steve Withers Oct 24, 2015


  • After knocking it out of the park with the superb Daredevil, can Netflix do it again with the second of their Marvel adaptations - Jessica Jones.
    Well, based upon the full trailer it certainly looks like it. Those that are familiar with Jessica Jones from the comics, will immediately recognise the story as being based on the Alias comic book series. That's good news because not only was that a great series of comics but it had just the kind of adult storyline that lends itself to the universe that Marvel is building with Netflix. It's still part of the same universe as the movies, if you look closely at the image above you'll see Avengers tower in the background, but it's a grittier and more realistic universe. In fact the original comic was so adult in nature - four letter words, violence and sex - that Alias was actually published through Marvel's MAX Comics, which specialises in 'R-rated' content.
    Jessica Jones
    The new series stars Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) as Jessica Jones, an ex-superhero who now works as a private investigator. She quit the superhero business and setup the Alias Detective Agency after a traumatic experience with a villain called Kilgrave (played by David Tennant) resulted in a break-down. Jones is now a borderline alcoholic and is still struggling with the affects of her previous life. One of the major new characters is Luke Cage (played by Mike Colter) and he'll be getting a series of his own soon before Netflix add Iron Fist to their Marvel roster. A second series of Daredevil is also on the way with Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Fury) as Frank Castle, better known as The Punisher. Marvel have attempted to bring The Punisher to the screen many times before but it looks as though they may finally have got the character right. Netflix and Marvel's ultimate goal is to combine all these characters in a final series called The Defenders but, first thing's first, it's time to meet Miss Jones.

    Jessica Jones will be available to watch in full on Netflix from the 20th of November.
    Jessica Jones looks set to continue the harder, grittier and more realistic tone that Marvel and Netflix established with Daredevil.


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