November 20th is the big day: two new shows debut, on two different streaming services. The Man In The High Castle, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, is set in a world where the Axis powers won WWII, and Germany and Japan ruled the United States. Executive produced by Rydley Scott, the show stars Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Alexa Davalos (Mob City). It debuts on the Amazon Prime service.
Here is the trailer shown to attendees of the 2015 Comic-Con in San Diego. As usual, remember to pause the Krypton Radio audio stream using the handy controller at the upper right before playing the video.
On Netflix, it’s Marvel’s Jessica Jones, based on the conflicted and storied Marvel superheroine by the same name. Krysten Ritter plays the title role of a superhero suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, and the show is part of a slate of Marvel Studios productions planned for the coming year. The Netflix trailer announcing the date really doesn’t show much more than a glimpse of the eponymous character beyond a silhouette, and hint at some of the emotional conflict the character will carry as the series moves forward. Still, it’s a savory tease, so we thought we’d show you that one too.
It’s going to be a great year for science fiction and comics geeks everywhere.
The fact that neither of these new shows will be appearing on broadcast television is noteworthy. We have seen the end of television’s stranglehold on creative storytelling in the visual medium. The bigger question will be what comes next, but as fans, our job is to enjoy the ride. We’re looking forward to it.
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