After months of waiting for a premiere date for the first season of “Jessica Jones“, which wrapped production earlier this year, Marvel and Netflix have finally given us not only a time of arrival, but a teaser trailer as well. The Krysten Ritter-led series, based on the popular comics series “Alias“, will arrive on November 20th. As with “Daredevil” before it, the entire season will go up at once, so get ready to gorge on some new Marvel goodness this Thanksgiving. Until then, you can feast your eyes on the first teaser below…
On the one hand, it’s nice to finally see SOMETHING from the show, but some actual footage would have been nice. Still, as a tone piece, it works and I’m certain we will be barraged non-stop with trailers and clips between now and November 20th. I might be complaining now about not see Ritter in the titular role, getting a glimpse of Colter’s Luke Cage in action alongside her, and catching a peek at Tennant’s villainous Purple Man, but I’ll probably be grumbling in about two months over the never-ending promo material coming out for the film. So perhaps it’s best that they are starting slow?
I only grumble out of impatience, of course. While the first season of “Daredevil” was not without its flaws, it was a wonderful reintroduction of The Man Without Fear, The Kingpin, and Marvel’s version of Hell’s Kitchen. I cannot wait to see that world explored again here, as well as in the second season of “Daredevil” and the first of “Luke Cage” next year. Here’s hoping “Iron Fist” follows not long after. This is a tantalizing new corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I cannot wait to delve deeper into it.
“Jessica Jones” stars Krysten Ritter as the titular character, David Tennant as Kilgrave, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Trish “Patsy” Walker, Carrie-Ann Moss as Harper, Eka Darville as Malcolm, Erin Moriarty as Hope, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Wil Traval in an undisclosed role. Melissa Rosenberg is the showrunner and co-writer/co-producer of this second Marvel TV series for Netflix. The 13-episode first season arrives in less than three months.