Now that we know we only have to wait until Nov. 20 before we can finally binge watch Marvel and Netflix’s latest TV project, “Jessica Jones,” the streaming service is finally willing to tease audiences with some character photos. The upcoming series dropped five promotional photos on social media featuring some pretty exciting new characters.
The photos give fans their first official look at the upcoming superhero that will follow Netflix’s very successful release of “Daredevil” in April 2015. “Jessica Jones” is a show set in the same part of New York City as its predecessor, only this focuses on a former superhero, Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), who hangs up her costume in favor of opening a private investigator business that specializes in cases that, more often than not, need a former superhero’s help. The first four photos from the series were posted to the show’s official Twitter page, featuring Jessica Jones, Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) and Kilgrave (David Tennant).
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) September 17, 2015
The fifth photo released to promote the upcoming series was only posted to the show’s official Facebook page, along with the previous four. This one features a little extra star power in the form of “Matrix” star Carrie-Anne Moss, who will play a character named Harper.
The images are the first real look at what a lot of the characters will look like, as well as what the general tone and atmosphere of the show will be. Perhaps the most interesting screen captures, other than those of the series’ intrepid leading lady, are the shots of Luke Cage and Kilgrave. As previously reported, Colter’s Luke Cage will be introduced in “Jessica Jones,” but will then spinoff into a standalone series of his very own set for a 2016 release. After Marvel finally locks down and introduces “Iron Fist,” four Netflix superheroes will unite as “The Defenders” in a miniseries team up. In other words, “Jessica Jones” has the privilege of bringing two major superheroes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as opposed to “Daredevil” which, arguably, only introduced one.
In addition, many that were previously a fan of his run on “Doctor Who” are likely excited to see Tennant take on the role of a villain in the Marvel comics-based show. It was previously revealed that he’ll play a villain known in the comic books as Purple Man. The villain is the victim of a freak accident that turns his skin -- you guessed it -- purple. Unfortunately, it looks like the above photo shows him prior to this accident, but the purple scarf is a nice hint at what’s to come.
“Jessica Jones” will drop all 13 episodes of its first season directly to Netflix on Nov. 20. While you wait, you can salivate over the pictures above or the teaser trailer below.