With all the casting happening on Marvel’s “Luke Cage” — Frank Whaley just joined the cast yesterday — one’s got to wonder: what’s going on with the Netflix show “Jessica Jones” which is scheduled to hit far before Marvel’s first African-American super hero solo TV show. Well, glad you asked. Marvel announced this morning that “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” will debut on Netflix, later this fall, on November 20.
The Netflix original series “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” is the second of four epic live-action adventure series (Marvel’s “Daredevil,” which launched April 10th, Marvel’s “Luke Cage” and Marvel’s “Iron Fist,” all leading up to the teaming of the main characters in Marvel’s “The Defenders”) to premiere only on Netflix. It is a suspenseful, edgy look into the life of Jessica Jones, one of the most popular new Marvel characters of the last decade, as she faces demons from within and without. The drama will premiere with thirteen one-hour episodes
For those of you that set your watch to these things, Netflix says it will release it exactly at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available. They’ve also released a brief, footage-less teaser trailer. Details of the cast and synopsis below.
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.
Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) is joined by an amazing cast including David Tennant (Kilgrave), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval, among others.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (“Twilight”, “Dexter”) and Liz Friedman (“Elementary”), along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Smallville,” “Heroes”), who also serves as Marvel’s Head of Television.