The second of four live-action limited series set in Marvel’s cinematic universe and co-produced by Netflix, Jessica Jones stars Breaking Bad and Don’t Trust the B actress Krysten Ritter as the title character, a former superhero whose career is brought to a tragic end. Now working as a private investigator who specializes in cases involving superhuman abilities, Jones struggles against both real-world criminals and her inner demons as she tries to rebuild her life.
Along with Ritter, the series stars Doctor Who alum David Tennant as the telepathic villain Kilgrave, as well as Mike Colter (The Good Wife, Halo: Nightfall) as Luke Cage, who will be featured in his own solo series after Jessica Jones. The cast also includes Rachael Taylor, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval.
Following Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Marvel and Netflix will release a Luke Cage series and another show, Iron Fist, in 2016. All four series will then be brought together for a limited series titled The Defenders, featuring all four lead characters. Daredevil was one of the most popular original series to premiere on Netflix in recent years and earned rave reviews from critics and general audiences alike.
Jessica Jones is executive produced by series showrunner Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Dexter), Liz Friedman (Elementary), and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). The series is scheduled to premiere November 20 on Netflix at 12:01 a.m. PT. All 13 episodes will be available to watch when the series is released.
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