I will be honest with you guys: before the announcement of Netflix’s show, (then-titled AKA Jessica Jones, now simply titled Jessica Jones) I really had no idea who Jessica Jones was. However, since I love Krysten Ritter and superhero movies, I was all-too excited to see what Jessica Jones was all about.
If you’re like me, and you’ve got no idea who Jessica Jones is, start here, with Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1. This is the basic story line:
Meet Jessica Jones. Once upon a time, she was a costumed super hero…but not a very good one. Her powers were unremarkable compared to the amazing abilities of the costumed icons that populate the Marvel Universe. In a city of Marvels, Jessica Jones never found her niche. Now a chain-smoking, self-destructive alcoholic with a mean inferiority complex, Jones is the owner and sole employee of Alias Investigations – a small, private-investigative firm specializing in superhuman cases. When she uncovers the potentially explosive secret of one hero’s true identity, Jessica’s life immediately becomes expendable. But her wit, charm and intelligence just may help her survive through another day.
From the brief descriptions you can find online, it seems that the Netflix series is going to be following the graphic novel fairly closely. The show is said to be a psychological thriller, and though it will take some troubling parts of Jessica’s story farther than what we see in the comic–we’ll see how it ends up actually playing out in the show–I think it’s going to be AMAZING. Beyond the fact that the story looks awesome and I’ll watch any show with a cast full of people like Krysten Ritter and David Tennant, I’m stoked to see a female-led Marvel story come to life–especially while I’m stuck
impatiently wait for Captain Marvel to hit the big screen.
Happily, we finally have an official release date for the first season of Jessica Jones, as well as a super-teasey teaser trailer. Check it out:
What did you think of the teaser? Were you familiar with Jessica Jones and her story prior to the show announcement, or are you like me and new to her story? Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and be sure to watch Jessica Jones when it hits Netflix on November 20!