After a tragic ending to her short-lived Super Hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City. This drama is a suspenseful, edgy look into her life, as she faces demons from within and without.
I love superhero shows, and this is exactly that. A supernatural element to it as well, and it is Marvel, the Marvel products have been fantastic to date.
“She’s damaged yet determined. She’s powerful but not your average hero. She’s hunting down her worst nightmare.”
Meet Jessica Jones, the reluctant hero of the Netflix original series, Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Produced by Marvel Television, the series takes viewers inside the dark, gritty world of a former super hero desperate to destroy the man who once controlled her every move! And there they are on set!
By melding psychological themes, suspense and street level action with moments of levity, it marks a unique and highly anticipated addition to Marvel’s television landscape.
All 13 episodes of Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ first season will become available exclusively to Netflix members Friday, Nov. 20, at 12:01 a.m. PT.
As the series opens, we meet Jessica (Krysten Ritter), a no frills private investigator. Despite her efforts to live a fairly anonymous life on the dingy streets of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, she can’t subdue her demons, and disturbing visions reveal the tragedies of her past.
I sat in on this weeks AOL Build interview with Krysten Ritter, the actress who plays Jessica Jones. She said this was the role of a lifetime, she was excited to have even been considered for the role! And I have loved her previous work, she was terrific in “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.”
Krysten said she loved filming series one! My question to her was about stunts. She shared that she had done quite a few herself, that they had choreographed the fight scenes and had it broken down in such a way that she was able to pull it off without a hitch, movements and actions that she was never required to do in any previous acting roles! She was a little nervous beforehand, but I can’t wait to see how well she did! She shared that there were some stunt doubles that helped out as well.
And series creator Melissa Rosenberg was on hand. She has been developing the show since 201o where it was first going to be on ABC Television. ABC owns Marvel, so I guess in a way it is, via Netflix!
“Really, what defines her is her pain and, at her very hidden core, her desire to actually do something good in the world,” says executive producer Melissa Rosenberg (Dexter, The Twilight Saga). “On a certain level, it’s about redemption for her.”
Melissa had this to say about the star: “Krysten Ritter has such range,” says Rosenberg. “She can go from delivering the darkest, funniest, driest line to wrenching your heart out. She also has such a unique look and presence. She has defined the character.”
Melissa Rosenberg may not be a familiar name, but she wrote the screenplays for the six Twilight movies, she produced “Dexter, ” and has many other credits. She is the Executive Producer for Jessica Jones and it was an honor to meet such a talented lady!
And then I went back to AOL Build to watch the interview with David Tennant.
Based on Alias – Marvel’s heralded comicbook series created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos – Marvel’s Jessica Jones brings an assortment of fan favorites to life, including Jessica’s nemesis, the mind controlling Kilgrave (David Tennant).
I am a huge David Tennant fan. He was the tenth actor to play Doctor Who, and it is widely accepted that he was the best. The obvious question for David, a man who played someone for four and a half years who’s only job was to save the Universe on an almost weekly basis, with as few fatalities as possible, and then as a Detective in another wonderful series, Broadchurch, how was it to play such an evil man?
Well, Kilgrave doesn’t see himself as evil. Such a simple explanation for this character, and it all made sense. We see him as a bad guy, but he sees himself as someone who has a lot of power and does what he wants. He doesn’t put the judgement on himself that we do.
I am looking forward to binge watching Jessica Jones this weekend, and then complaining that I have to wait months and months for season two!
And I got the pics! As big a fan I am of Krysten, Mr. Tennant was on my bucket list, I am very grateful AOL Build!
Actor Photo Credits: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix