With less than a month to go until the online premiere date, Netflix has released a trailer for the upcoming Marvel series Jessica Jones. The music and styling is very similar to the teaser video we’ve already seen, but this new fuller version gives us our first look at Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. There is also a brief glimpse of David Tennant as the antagonist Kilgrave.
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The supporting cast alone is enough to cause excitement for the series. Tennant’s character Kilgrave makes his appearance in a move worthy of a Sith Lord, using mind control on the people around him. If Tennant is truly the villain, that would be a path he doesn’t often take as an actor. It could be interesting for fans of his work to see and evaluate. Also in the trailer, appearing for a very brief second, is Carrie-Anne Moss. IMDb credits list her character as Jeryn Hogarth, a “no-nonsense lawyer who could prove a powerful ally to Jessica Jones — if she doesn’t completely alienate her first”. The suspense is palpable in the teaser, and fans hope it will carry over to be a great series.
Much like the Netflix series Daredevil (also a Marvel property) the Jessica Jones trailer shows a darker, edgier type of superhero show than what we’ve come to expect from Marvel, being owned by a family-centric company like Disney Studios. On a scale measuring grit and violence, both Netflix series appear to be a notch above their ABC counterparts Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or Agent Carter. That is simply because the Netflix series are not bound by the same standards and practices as a show on a network like ABC.
As a matter of opinion, this writer is glad to have the variety. It is the spice of life, after all. And so far the series on Netflix and ABC have shown a high level of quality we are coming to associate with the Marvel brand. Plus, the opportunities for more tie-ins and storylines as part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe is, well, super.
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