There’s a lot about Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones that already seems different than Daredevil. In a lot of ways the two shows look the same, both in tone and scale. However, the series also look like they are actually being tailored and custom-made for their lead characters. Where Matt Murdock had a dry sense of humor, and a knack for brutally beating the crap out of guys in dark alleys – Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has a past that she seems constantly afraid will come back to haunt her, as she works to solve cases and help the people of Hell’s Kitchen.
The show already seems incredibly more psychological than Daredevil was, from its first teaser especially. A lot of Jessica’s past trauma comes from a man named Kilgrave a.k.a. The Purple Man (David Tennant) though, who used her in her past in deplorable ways, that should bring an incredibly interesting dynamic to what already promises to be a stellar new series.
In a new promo released for the show though, Jessica is reminded of her past and most specifically, Kilgrave, as we get our first look (kinda) at the creepy aspect he’ll be bringing to the series. Check it out below:
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
“Taking place after a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, the new series follows Jessica Jones as she rebuilds her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.”
The teaser is notable for a number of reasons, aside from it being the first Purple Man tease we’ve gotten so far, it’s also the first promo to actually show Jessica’s face, and is the first time we’ve even heard one of the show’s characters speak. For those who know the comics and Jessica’s story too, it’s only fitting that the first official Jessica Jones voice viewers hear belongs to Kilgrave, who’s whispers and lies will likely haunt the series for a majority of the season, even if it’s only noticeable at the edge of the frame sometimes.
The slight tint of purple that appears around Ritter too, and the mix of sadness, fear, anger, and determination that flashes across her face all make me think that the creative team will not be holding back at all from the real effects that the Purple Man’s abuse has had on this character. From the title and teasers alone, a theme of brokenness has been apparent in the series from the start, and we’ll just have to sit back and watch as Jessica struggles to put the pieces back together. In more ways than one.
Jessica Jones will premiere on Netflix on November 20th.
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