Marvel’s heroine “Jessica Jones” is coming to Netflix this November.
Marvel and Netflix announced that the 13-episode series will start airing on November 20. A trailer was also released in time for the announcement.
Here are some important details about “Jessica Jones” that you need to know.
Who is “Jessica Jones”?
Time magazine described “Jessica Jones” as an orphan with superpowers.
Jessica and her family were on their way home from a trip to Disney World when a military convoy transporting some radioactive chemicals hit their car. Her parents and brother were killed while she lied in coma. When she regained consciousness, she found out that she can fly and has super-strength.
During her high school life, Jessica had a crush on Peter Parker, a.k.a. “Spider-Man.” It is unclear if Spider-Man will appear in the show, Time noted.
Jessica settled in New York and works as a private detective after her failed attempt to fight crimes.
Casts and Crew
The superhero character will be played by Krysten Ritter who appeared in several television series including “Breaking Bad”, “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23”, “Gossip Girls,” and “Veronica Mars.”
According to Time, one of the most notable villains of “Jessica Jones” that will appear in the series is Dr. Kilgrave, a.k.a The Purple Man, which will be played by David Tennant (“Doctor Who”).
Mike Colter has also been cast as Jessica Jones’ love interest and also a superhero, Luke Cage. Rachael Taylor will play Jessica’s closest friend, Trish Walker. Trish has the superhero identity “Hellcat” in comics.
Melissa Rosenberg is developing the show based on the comic book series “Alias”. Rosenberg has been known for her works including “Dexter” and the “Twilight” films.
Marvel’s First Heroine on TV
Time noted that “Jessica Jones” will be first solo lead female superhero on TV for Marvel. Although it has “Agent Carter” on ABC, Peggy Carter is still human.
“Jessica Jones” is the second series in Marvel’s four-show deal with Netflix, which will conclude with the lead character of each show uniting to form “The Defenders,” the Washington Post wrote.
The first deal was “Daredevil” while the other two will involve Luke Cage and Iron Fist.