Mark your calendars superhero fans because Netflix just announced the release date for its highly anticipated follow up to “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones.” The popular streaming network released a brief teaser trailer for the series to announce the November 20 release date.
That’s right, at long last, all 13 episodes of Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” series, starring “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23” actress, Krysten Ritter, will drop just before Thanksgiving of this year, being the last of Marvel’s upcoming “Defenders” standalone series to premiere in 2015.
The November 20 release date was confirmed after months of speculation following the success of “Daredevil.” The comic book character Jessica Jones will be brought to life and exist within the same world as Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). As previously reported, the synopsis for the series explains a bit of what fans can expect from this relatively obscure figure in Marvel comics:
"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 show will see the hero pit herself against former “Doctor Who” star David Tennant, who was previously announced as the actor taking on the role of Jones’ principal villain in the upcoming Netflix series, Zebediah Killgrave (also known as Purple Man). Joining her as well will be Mike Colter, who will be introduced as the iconic hero Luke Cage before spinning off from the series and getting a standalone series all his own. Soon after, the next season of “Daredevil” will drop and, presumably, “Iron Fist” will come after that, although nothing has been confirmed by Netflix. Once every hero has been introduced with at least one 13-episode standalone series, they’ll all join forces and unite for a “Defenders” miniseries.
The teaser trailer released by Netflix to announce the “Jessica Jones” release date doesn’t reveal much about the hero’s new show. However, it does feature the name of her private detective agency – “Alias Investigations.” Eagle-eyed fans of the comic books will note this is the same name the character uses in the source material as well. As previously reported, those who want to get a better idea of what they can expect from “Jessica Jones” can see the allegedly leaked episode titles ahead of Nov. 20.
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