Netflix and Marvel are making some small changes to “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” specifically to the title. Your typing fingers can rest easy knowing that the “A.K.A.” has been dropped from the show’s name.
Marvel confirmed the change to ComicBook.com after fans noticed that Netflix’s page for the show had dropped the three letters. They didn’t elaborate on why the change was made, but there are some obvious reasons.
“Jessica Jones” is actually what several journalists and fans have been calling the show for months. It’s not unusual for people to use shortened nicknames for television shows. Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is often shortened to “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and sometimes initialisms are popular, like when “Dancing with the Stars” becomes “DWTS.” Netflix could’ve easily kept the title Marvel’s “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” and just accepted that people were going to shorten it. So it may not have been people talking about the series that caused the change, but instead, it may have been a decision to make all the Netflix and Marvel projects look uniform.
Dropping the “A.K.A.” makes the title of “Jessica Jones” fit in with the other Netflix and Marvel titles. “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” are just simply the main characters’ names. Eventually all four will cross over and team up for a miniseries called “The Defenders,” their team name. While the change is small, allowing “Jessica Jones” to simply be the character’s name makes the show look more like it belongs with the other Marvel series on Netflix.
“Jessica Jones” will premiere this year and will show the titular character (Krysten Ritter) attempting to leave her life as a superhero behind. After dealing with some tragedy, she’ll switch career tracks and become a private detective while trying to handle her post-traumatic stress disorder.
Netflix has not yet announced a premiere date for Marvel’s “Jessica Jones,” but it is scheduled for release in 2015. Are you happy the title was changed? Or did you prefer the original name? Sound off in the comments section below!