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Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Holgrath and Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones Preview – Netflix pours it on with another Marvel show

Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Holgrath and Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones Preview

Jessica Jones is a new Netflix show based on the similarly named comic book hero, or heroine. Jessica Jones stars Krysten Ritter as the titular character who runs her own detective agency, Alias Investigations. Show runner Melissa Rosenberg is keen to retain the gritty feels of the Alias comic book series. The comic book series is considered to be more adult than other Marvel series and the goal is the transition to a show will reflect that. Jessica Jones also stars Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity from The Matrix) as Jeri Hogarth. Jeri is an attorney and sometime ally of Jessica. The comic book character on which Jeri is based was changed to a woman. While her sexuality was changed to lesbian. Actress Carrie-Anne Moss was attracted to the role because she would be allowed to grow the character. The cast is further supported by veteran actor David Tennant, who will play Kilgrave A.K.A Purple Man ,  a man from Jessica’s past who will set the events of the series in motion.

Jessica Jones official trailer

So far the buzz on Jessica Jones has been positive. In October those attending the New York Comic Con saw an early screening. The reception was overwhelmingly positive. If early indications stay true the show could become a hit. Yet, there are caveats. It is yet another Marvel Comics. After Agents of SHIELD I thought Agent Carter was more than enough. During the summer I was surprised by Powers, but so far I have yet to see Daredevil. Daredevil is another Marvel show on Netflix. Despite a supporting cast that includes Rosario Dawson, I cannot say I am eager to view it. With more shows in various stages of production I am starting to feel fatigues. Rosario Dawson is slated to make a guest appearance on Jessica Jones as well.

And yet Jessica Jones has captured my attention. It may be that the show is interesting because of its female lead, but then Agent Carter and Supergirl also have one. The latter has so far been lackluster. The hint of gratuitous violence, the openly gay characters and its dark theme are more than enough for me to check out Jessica Jones. All of the 13 episodes will be available on Netflix on November 20th. Be sure to check back afterwards for a review. For those who are marking down their calendar will note that on the same day Amazon Prime will release The Man In The High Castle. Luckily it is a Friday otherwise my employers would have a problem with my productivity! The stills are courtesy of ComicBookMovie.com.

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