Netflix Teaser for Jessica Jones is Dead On


The teaser trailer for Netflix’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones dropped last week, and it’s the most relatable trailer you’ve ever seen. It’s short. It’s sweet. It fulfills our deepest fantasies and triggers some painful empathy. It also gives fans of the Marvel comics high hopes for the new series.

The forty-eight second introduction gives no faces, explosions, or ominous monologues. Center stage is a Jones-shaped lump, sleeping off the worst of a hangover at three in the afternoon. Her nightstand is cluttered with a (soon to be empty) bottle, a shot glass, and one ill-fated alarm clock. When the radio turns on, Jones gropes to turn it off – the hard way. And that’s all eager fans need to go into a frenzy.

Krysten Ritter leads the charge (to the bar) as Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter stars opposite as Luke Cage. Carrie-Anne Moss, of Matrix fame, plays Harper. Last but not least, David Tennant lurks in the background as Kilgrave, one of the most twisted antagonists in Marvel’s closet of villains.

Like Daredevil (the first collaboration between Marvel, Netflix, and ABC), Jessica Jones is set in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. That fact, combined with the inclusion of Kilgrave, promises a very dark note in the development of Jones’s story. Earlier press releases tease that Kilgrave and Jones come to the new series with established history (likely to be doled out in flashbacks). This primes the series to echo or branch off from Daredevil in new and exciting ways. Whereas Daredevil was more or less an origin story, the press releases for Jones hint that she is already a former hero. So we are less likely to see an origin story, and more likely to see an evolution. Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive.

JonesAnd, speaking of Daredevil, there is hope that at some point in the series, or later seasons, we might see crossovers between the heroes’ storylines. Marvel is awfully fond of cameos. And Easter eggs. Daredevil isn’t the only hero likely to be referenced in Jones, either. Although Jones’ back story will likely be somewhat different from the comics, she has a tangential connection to Tony Stark, Spiderman, and Ms. Marvel – just to name a few characters seen (or soon to be seen) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Short teaser – endless possibilities.

The series premieres on Netflix, November 20, 2015. Until then, we’ll just have to hope, dream, and smash an alarm clock.

Leigh Hood is a rare beast of the Cincinnati wilderness typically preoccupied with writing, nerding, and filming The Spittoon List. For more articles and stories by M. Leigh Hood, look HERE.


 

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