Netflix’s Next Marvel Series ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones’: What We Know So Far

With Netflix’s affiliation with Marvel, the original series Daredevil was bought to our screens this year — and fans loved it so much that the second season has just been announced. Netflix will be bringing five Marvel characters to life, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders, and Iron Fist. The next project in line to get the Netflix makeover is Jessica Jones and here’s what we know about it so far:

  • The synopsis for Netflix’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones (according to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Wikia):

“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, bada*s 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.”

  • Jessica Jones – or A.K.A. Jessica Jones – is a relative newcomer to the Marvel universe, having only been on the scene for around 14 years. She was created by comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis for a comic called Alias.
  • In the Netflix series, Jessica Jones will be played by actress Krysten Ritter, who fans will know from TV shows such as Breaking Bad and Don’t Trust the B*tch in Apartment 23. According to IMDb, she will also appear as Jessica Jones in Netflix’s other Marvel original, The Defenders. She admits she wasn’t a comic book fan before being cast in Netflix’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones:

“I wasn’t, but I am now reading the Jessica Jones comics and devouring them. And [I’m] hooked. I don’t think I’ve been so hooked on something since Serial. So now I feel that way about the Jessica Jones series.”

  • As well as Krysten Ritter, IMDB have listed the following as regular cast members for the Netflix series: David Tennant, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty and Susie Abromeit.
  • Jessica Jones was originally pitched to ABC as a scripted series but the network passed on it, allowing Netflix to snap it up.
  • When will A.K.A. Jessica Jones air on Netflix? With no discernible listing on Netflix for this program in the later half of 2015, Cinema Blend has assumed Netflix will be airing one Marvel series a year, thus placing Jessica Jones into 2016.

Have you watched Netflix’s Daredevil? What did you think? Are you excited about the upcoming A.K.A. Jessica Jones? Let us know your thoughts by commenting below!

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