Jessica Jones is one of the many upcoming Netflix/Marvel series, all of which Netflix has promised will be darker and far from the style of anything else in the Marvel Cineverse. Indiewire wrote an article about how Jessica Jones might even top how raunchy the original Marvel Max comic series was and become thematically the darkest Marvel property to date.
Marvel Max was for the R-rated stories that needed to be told, Jessica Jones was the character in the series Alias which, as the article states, was a “graphic, sex-and-profanity-filled look at the life of Jessica Jones, a retired superhero turned private detective… Jessica got drunk, had inappropriate sex and used her superpowers to dish out some hardcore violence — while also coping with the extreme PTSD that led her to quit the superhero game.”
Sounds like a lot of fun in my opinion, but the producer of the show, Jeph Loeb, has been referring Jessica Jones as a psychological thriller… which is strange because Jessica Jones seems like such a happy-go-lucky person from what they previously described. Much like any good super hero, they’re only as good as their villain. David Tennant will be playing Kilgrave, the Kingpin to Jessica’s Daredevil… The Indiewire article pulled a quote from producer Loeb again:
“Tennant’s role in the show would be a key part of what differentiates Jessica Jones from other superhero series: “What you get out of ‘Jessica’ is a sort of hold-your-breath tension as to what’s going to happen. When you see the dynamic between Krysten Ritter and David Tennant… that question of ‘What’s going to happen next?’ and ‘What could happen next?’ and how that’s driven by character is something that is so important to not just the scripts but also the way the show is shot, and the way that everyone reacts, and the way those two react with each other.”
If you’re a Tennant fan, you know he’s great at playing the good guy and what’s more fun to watch than a likable bad guy who is as unpredictable as the Joker? There’s no way of knowing how close the show will stick to its source material, but it’s great knowing the original writer Brian Michael Bendis has given his approval on what they’ve done so far.
The series is set for a 2016 release.