As with all things superhero-related, Netflix’s upcoming psychological thriller series Jessica Jones has been, if not shrouded in mystery, then steeped in as few details as possible in the months ahead of its release. One of those details that has been kept from audiences up until now has been a solid release date, but the streaming giant has finally announced that it will be premiering Jessica Jones on Friday, November 20. Just in time for a Thanksgiving week binge, because nothing goes better together than crime and turkey.
When Netflix originally announced that they were putting Marvel series together, the tentative schedule for how often we’d see them was about a year apart, but we thankfully won’t be waiting that long for this second installment. Daredevil Season 1 came out a little over seven months ago on April 10, and if Marvel keeps that kind of release plan up, we might very well get to see the all-star miniseries The Defenders not far into 2017. Depending on where Daredevil Season 2 and a possible Jessica Jones Season 2 fit into things, that is, but that’s even assuming Krysten Ritter’s former super-heroine makes it through this first 13-episode stint.
While we still haven’t gotten to see any official footage from Jessica Jones, Netflix did put together a spiffy little CGI-animated video to announce the date.
There are some cool little teasers in that promo, including the Alias Investigations sign on the door of Jones’ detective agency, from which she will work on solving cases involving other powered peeps. (Presumably with the help of Mike Colter’s Luke Cage, as the two have quite a history.) I’d love to know who got thrown through the window. We also get to see her standing in the middle of the street in the same way that the Daredevil poster looked, only there is a lot more purple this time around. Actually, there’s purple all over this video, in what I’d assume is a nod to David Tennant’s villainous Kilgrave, who may or may not be taking on his Purple Man moniker in the show.
We can’t wait to see what Jessica Jones has in store for fans of both Marvel comics and tense thrillers in general, and how it will lead into Luke Cage and beyond. So don’t forget to set your alarms for 12:00 a.m. PT on Friday, November 20, when all 13 episodes of Jessica Jones will be available at once.
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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