By Adam Garcia
Netflix released our first official look at the main cast of their upcoming Marvel series Jessica Jones. Based on the mature Marvel comic Alias created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, the new series will follow Krysten Ritter (Breaking Bad) as the eponymous Jessica Jones, an erstwhile superhero rebuilding her life as a private detective in post-Avengers New York.
David Tennant (Doctor Who) plays the depraved Kilgrave (aka The Purple Man), who caused Jessica’s fall from grace. Mike Colter also stars as Jessica Jones’ love-interest and fellow hero-for-hire, Luke Cage, who will also go on to star in his own Netflix/Marvel spinoff. Filling out the cast is Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval.
The second of four epic live-action adventure series. (Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron Fist, all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s The Defenders), Jessica Jones will center on the “street-level” heroes, exploring the grittier, more brutal aspects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And considering the original comic (part of the defunct MAX line) was one of the most mature superhero stories in recent memories, viewers can expect the darkest Marvel series yet.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight”, “Dexter”) and Liz Friedman (“Elementary”), along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television. The entire series will premiere on Netflix on November 20th.
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