With the success and quality of the Netflix live-action series Marvel’s Daredevil, it’s understandable that fans of writer Brian Michael Bendis‘ cult-favorite comic book series Alias are getting more than a hair excited for the November release of its Netflix adaptation Marvel’s Jessica Jones. To continue to keep fans all a-flutter, Marvel has just dropped some cast photos from the anticipated series.
For those of you who might not know your Jessica Jones from your Luke Cage, the comic book Alias followed Jessica Jones as she attempted to pick up the pieces of her life as a failed superhero and making a living and do some good as a private investigator. Some of the cases she picked up put her square back in the middle of her former life of superheroic derring-do and, at times, forced her to confront some demons that made her hang up her hero costume. During the series, Jessica formed a romantic relationship with Luke Cage, no stranger to the superhero game himself, sometimes fighting crime as the “Sweet Christmas!”-bellowing Power Man. (Okay, he doesn’t say it that often, but doesn’t that phrase make you smile just a little?) The leaked Amazon listing from earlier this year for the series’ companion hardcover book suggests that Marvel’s Jessica Jones will hew close to the comic book, if with just a few changes sprinkled in.
Ever since her short-lived stint as a Super Hero ended in tragedy, Jessica Jones has been rebuilding her personal life and career as a hot-tempered, sardonic, badass private detective in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. Plagued by self-loathing, and a wicked case of PTSD, Jessica battles demons from within and without, using her extraordinary abilities as an unlikely champion for those in need… especially if they’re willing to cut her a check.
The photos give us our first official glimpses of the series, with Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Rachael Taylor as Patricia Walker, David Tennant as the villainous Purple Man, and Carrie-Anne Moss as Harper, a character new to the Marvel mythos.
Just two months’ worth of sleeps until all 13 episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones hit Netflix on November 20! In the meantime, sate your appetite with this teaser trailer Marvel released a few days ago, and be sure to check out our Flashback Friday entry about the Alias series.