Everything Known About Netflix's 'Jessica Jones'

If you were excited when Krysten Ritter was cast as Jessica Jones in Netflix's upcoming Jessica Jones series, then I've got some very good news for you. At the 2015 Television Critics Association press tour, Netflix announced that the Jessica Jones series will debut in the fourth quarter of this year. As IGN reported, there is no specific date at this time, but the site predicted the 13-episode season will premiere in November or December. Although the release is still months away, it'll likely be premiere time sooner than we all think — so it's worth brushing up on everything to know about the series before that time arrives. What's known about Jessica Jones?

In December 2014, it was announced that Ritter will play the title character. According to Deadline, the Netflix/ Marvel will center around "a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads to her hanging up her costume and opening her own detective agency, where she ends up helping people and assisting other superheroes."

African-American superhero Luke Cage will be played by Mike Colter, while other cast members include David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who and the Harry Potter franchise), Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix), Eka Darville (Empire), Erin Moriarty and Susie Abromeit.

Netflix and Marvel are predictably keeping as much under wraps as possible, but Colter did supply this hint about his character, Luke Cage, during an interview with the List: "He’s a neighbourhood hero, very much linked to New York and Jessica Jones," Colter said. "It’s all part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Luke Cage is a darker, grittier, more tangible character than Iron Man or Thor. He likes to keep things close to his chest, operate on the hush-hush. He has these abilities but he’s not sure how and when to use them. He’s a very nuanced character."


Another reason that fans are excited about the upcoming series is because Melissa Rosenberg is one of the writers and executive producers. Rosenberg, who wrote for shows such as Dexter and The O.C., shared her thoughts on Jessica Jones with I Am Rogue: "I love this character. That is an incredibly damaged, dark, complex female character that kicks ass. That’s my favorite thing about it."

If you need any other reason to tune into the show, it was endorsed by Jessica Jones comics creator Brian Michael Bendis. In a Tumblr post published on July 20, Bendis wrote:

The show is so good. I have seen the first couple of episodes and because i didn’t work on it directly i can say this with full no ego fanfare: i loved it!!

and believe me, i was going to be the hardest on it. harder than any of you.

jessica is a part of my DNA. A bad jessica jones show would have hurt me deeply.

BUT it is faithful and lively and everything that I could personally have wanted from the show. the mean streets of marvel netflix from a different perspective than matt’s but at the same time… it all fits. just like the comics on their best day. and just like Netflix DD, the look of the show is cracklin’ noir but with its own palette. […]

krysten ritter is soooo good. and michael colter. wait until you see michael colter. the casting of luke cage, in my opinion, and have said this to everyone behind the scenes, is as strong and spot on as the casting of tony stark. its probably the hardest to cast and they got it. perfect. [SIC]

It's official: I cannot wait for this show.

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