Jessica Jones (TV series)

Marvel’s Jessica Jones , or simply Jessica Jones , is an American web television series created for Netflix by Melissa Rosenberg , based on the Marvel Comicscharacter of the Sami name . It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise , and is the second in a series of shows that will lead to the Defenders crossover miniseries. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios and Tall Girls Productions, with Rosenberg serving as showrunner .

Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica Jones, a superhero who opens her own detective agency. Mike Colter , Rachael Taylor , Wil Traval , Erin Moriarty , Eka Darville , Carrie-Anne Moss and David Tennant also star in season one . A version of the series was originally developed by Rosenberg for ABC in 2010, which was eventually passed on. By late 2013, Rosenberg reworked the series, When It reentered development for Netflix as AKA Jessica Jones and Ritter Was cast as Jones in December 2014. Jessica Jones is filmed in New York City,

All episodes of the first season premiered on November 20, 2015. They Were released to critical acclaim, with critics Noting Ritter’s and Tennant’s performance as well as the series’ dark tone, approach to sexuality, and depiction of darker topics Such as rape, assault And posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) . In January 2016, Netflix renewed Jessica Jones for a second season .

Premise

Following the tragic end of her career superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator , dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City . [4]

Cast and characters

Cast of Jessica Jones at the 2015 New York Comic Con . (L to R: Ritter, Colter, Taylor, Moss, Traval, Darville, Moriarty)
Main article: List of Jessica Jones
  • Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones :
    A superhero with superhuman strength and limited flight, which suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder , which opens its own detective agency, [5] [6] Alias ​​Investigations. [7] Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg had Ritter on the top of her list for playing Jones, even when Rosenberg was developing the series for ABC . [8]Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb noted that the character “has real problems with a number of things that she abuses!” And we’re not shying away from that. ” [9]Ritter described the character as “very rough around the edges, and dry and sarcastic and a total asshole sometimes.
  • Mike Colter as Luke Cage :
    A man with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin, which Jones encounters in the course of an investigation. [12] [13] Colter put on 30 pounds (14 kg) of muscle for the role, [14] and described the character as a darker, grittier, more tangible character than Iron Man or Thor . To his chest, to operate on the hush-hush. ” [13] Colter was pleased and surprised that the audience “got” the character, as Luke “was a man of few words and a lot of subtext,” which was refreshing: But spoke volumes … I felt people got the subtleties. ” [15]
  • Rachael Taylor as Patricia “Trish” Walker :
    A model and child star known as “Patsy”, Jones’ adoptive sister and best friend who now works as a radio host. [16] Jones’ best friend was going to be Carol Danverswhen Rosenberg was developing the series at ABC, [17] [18] and was changed to Walker due to the changing nature of MCU and the fact that Danvers would feature in her Own film . Rosenberg’s “Ultimately Found this to be” much more appropriate … it was better that [Jessica’s] best friend was not someone with powers. [18] Loeb said, “What’s most important is the relationship between [Walker] and Jessica,
  • Wil Traval as Will Simpson :
    An NYPD sergeant who is very serious about his job. [7] [20] Traval felt that Simpson sees everything in “black and white” and that “justice can be made easy,” an opposite to Jessica, who “the deals in a world of gray” em. [21] Traval described the character as “reinvented” and “reshaped” for the series from the one in the comics, as the comic character was a little bit too hard to handle. ” [21] [22] [23]
  • Erin Moriarty as Hope Shlottman:
    A student-athlete attending New York University who is a client of Alias ​​Investigations. [7] [21] [23] Moriarty called her character a “polar opposite” to Jessica Jones, describing Hope as “an all-American girl, [innocent and] really earnest”. Over the course of the series, the two form a bond, with Jessica becoming protective of Hope, due to a shared experience with Kilgrave. [24]
  • Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse :
    Jones’ neighbor who struggles with drug addiction, resulting in his personal journey intertwining with hers. [7] [21] Darville stated Malcolm was a new character for the series, though inspired by “seed characters” from the comics. He is a flip-flop between victim and savior … much more [sibling-like] than anything else. ” [21]
  • Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth :
    An attorney and potentially powerful ally to Jones, who hires Jones for boxes. [25] [26] The character’s gender was changed from male to female for the series, and the character was made a lesbian. [27] Moss signed on to the series after reading the first two scripts, having been pitched the character by Loeb and Rosenberg. Moss described the character as fierce, strong, and powerful, and “she likes that power.” She worked “a few days every episode”, which allowed her to grow the character throughout the series, while not knowing what the character would become. [28]
  • David Tennant as Kilgrave :
    A man from Jones’ past who can control minds. [29] He was born Kevin Thompson and was experimented as a young child, gaining his powers. Loeb called Expired him “a terrible Man Who does not see himself as terrible” and _him_ Compared to Vincent D’Onofrio ‘s Wilson Fisk in Daredevil , Saying, “there are going to be times [watching Daredevil ] When You’re uncomfortable Because You’re not just rooting for Matt, you’re kind of rooting for Wilson, and it’s the same kind of thing you’re going to find in Jessica . And some of the things that,

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

Main article: Jessica Jones (season 1)
No. title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 “AKA Ladies Night” SJ Clarkson Melissa Rosenberg November 20, 2015
2 “AKA Crush Syndrome” SJ Clarkson Micah Schraft November 20, 2015
3 “AKA It’s Called Whiskey” David Petrarca Story by  : Liz Friedman
Teleplay by  : Liz Friedman & Scott Reynolds
November 20, 2015
4 “AKA 99 Friends” David Petrarca Hilly Hicks, Jr. November 20, 2015
5 “AKA The Sandwich Saved Me” Stephen Surjik Dana Baratta November 20, 2015
6 “AKA You’re a Winner!” Stephen Surjik Edward Ricourt November 20, 2015
7 “AKA Top Shelf Perverts” Simon Cellan Jones Jenna Reback & Micah Schraft November 20, 2015
8 “AKA WWJD?” Simon Cellan Jones Scott Reynolds November 20, 2015
9 “AKA Sin Bin” John Dahl Jamie King & Dana Baratta November 20, 2015
10 “AKA 1,000 Cuts” Rosemary Rodriguez Dana Baratta & Micah Schraft November 20, 2015
11 “AKA I’ve Got the Blues” Uta Briesewitz Scott Reynolds & Liz Friedman November 20, 2015
12 “AKA Take a Bloody Number” Billy Gierhart Hilly Hicks, Jr. November 20, 2015
13 “AKA Smile” Michael Rymer Story by  : Jamie King & Scott Reynolds
Teleplay by  : Scott Reynolds & Melissa Rosenberg
November 20, 2015

Season 2

Main article: Jessica Jones (season 2)

The series was renewed for a second season of 13 episodes on January 17, 2016. [30] Filming began in April 2017, [31] filming back-to-back with Marvel’s The Defenders . [32] In July 2016, Netflix COO Ted Sarandos reported that the season would not begin until 2018 at the earliest, after The Defenders released in 2017. [33]

Production

See also: Production of season 1 and season 2

Development

In December 2010, Melissa Rosenberg was developing AKA Jessica Jones , based on the comic book series Alias . Jessica Jones, the series was developed for ABC under Rosenberg’s new production banner Tall Girls Productions, along with ABC Studios and Marvel Television . The series Was Intended to air in 2011 of the 2011-12 television season , with head Marvel Television Jeph Loeb , Joe Quesada , Alan Fine , and Howard Klein as executive producers, and Alias writer Brian Michael Bendis as a consultant. [4] At the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International , Loeb Said the series was “about a failed superhero who is rebuilding her life as a private detective in New York City,” and Would include the characters Carol Danvers and Luke Cage . [ 17] In November, Rosenberg Said Was the show now “Hopping to get on the schedule for” 2012 of the 2012-13 television season , and added, “I love this character. This is an incredibly damaged, dark, complex female character that kicks ass … [she is] a superhero with PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder . Daughter Danielle would appear ” Way down the road. ” [34] Rosenberg said the Marvel Cinematic Universe , with references to Tony Stark and Stark Industries , Will alter in terms of what is made available to us, but we are definitely in that universe. We are in no way denying that that universe exists. [35] Danvers would be a major character in the series. [35] [34] Rosenberg said the Marvel Cinematic Universe , with references to Tony Stark and Stark Industries in the pilot script, but admitted that “As we go along with things will alter in terms of what Is made available to us, but we are definitely in that universe, we are in no way denying that that universe exists. She also confirmed that Danvers would be a main character in the series. [35] [34] Rosenberg said the Marvel Cinematic Universe , with references to Tony Stark and Stark Industries in the pilot script, but admitted that “As we go along with things will alter in terms of what Is made available to us, but we are definitely in that universe, we are in no way denying that that universe exists. She also confirmed that Danvers would be a main character in the series. [35] As we go along things will alter in terms of what is made available to us, but we are definitely in that universe. We are in no way denying that that universe exists. [35] Danvers would be a major character in the series. [35] As we go along things will alter in terms of what is made available to us, but we are definitely in that universe. We are in no way denying that that universe exists. [35] Danvers would be a major character in the series. [35]

In May 2012, ABC President Paul Lee said the network had passed on the series. [36] Later That year, Rosenberg Was shopping the show around to other networks, [37] Saying “I do not know if it’s an ABC show. It might be a cable show, really. The [ alias ] graphic novel is the First one that Marvel did not want to be able to serve an adult audience. I toned it down a little bit for network, but it’s very, very easy to translate. [38] In October 2013, Deadline Reported That Was Marvel prepaid oven drama series and a miniseries, totaling 60 episodes, to present to video on demand services and cable providers, with Netflix , Amazon , and WGN Americaexpressing interest. [39] A few weeks later, Marvel and Disney announced that Marvel Television and ABC Studios would provide Netflix with live action series centered around Jessica Jones, Daredevil , Iron Fist , and Luke Cage, leading up to a miniseries based on the Defenders . [40] [41] 41] [42] [42] [41] [42 ] Rosenberg was the first to be reconvened from her original project . [19] Liz Friedman also serves as an executive producer on the series during the first season. [43] In December 2014, the official title was revealed to be Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones . [44] However, in June 2015, Marvel revealed that the title for the series would be shortened to Marvel’s Jessica Jones . [45] On why the title was shortened, “Loeb said,” It was just a matter of time. ” Rosenberg added that the “AKA” is “living in the episodes. You’ll still see it.” [19] Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones . [44]However, in June 2015, Marvel revealed that the title for the series would be shortened to Marvel’s Jessica Jones . [45] On why the title was shortened, “Loeb said,” It was just a matter of time. ” Rosenberg added that the “AKA” is “living in the episodes. You’ll still see it.” [19] Marvel’s AKA Jessica Jones . [44] However, in June 2015, Marvel revealed that the title for the series would be shortened to Marvel’s Jessica Jones . [45] On why the title was shortened, “Loeb said,” It was just a matter of time. ” Rosenberg added that the “AKA” is “living in the episodes. You’ll still see it.” [19] S Jessica Jones . [45] On why the title was shortened, “Loeb said,” It was just a matter of time. ” Rosenberg added that the “AKA” is “living in the episodes. You’ll still see it.” [19] S Jessica Jones . [45] On why the title was shortened, “Loeb said,” It was just a matter of time. ” Rosenberg added that the “AKA” is “living in the episodes. You’ll still see it.” [19]

In January 2016, Netflix ordered a second season of 13 episodes. [30] Raelle Tucker joined the series as an executive producer and writer for the second season, replacing Friedman, who departed the series for the ABC series, Conviction . [46]

Writing

[We are] very aware this is the first female superhero Marvel’s ever introduced as a lead. But when it comes to dealing with issues, it is important to know what is happening in the future. The inner workings of Jessica Jones and her together.

-Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg on approaching “issues” [47]

Rosenberg Talked about the freedom que le series Had, Saying That It would go “even further Top in all our storytelling” than what Brian Michael Bendis DID in the Alias comic: “That’s the beauty of working with Netflix It’s 13 [episodes] There’s.. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, [48] Expanding on this, Rosenberg said that “we start off with [Bendis] incredible source material and Jessica Jones is not as well known in the universe obviously as Daredevil and everyone else, so it really allows for a lot of freedom In this paper, we present the results of the study of the Marvel [Cinematic U] niverse of certain rules of mythology,

Rosenberg Invited Bendis to the series ‘writers’ room early on in the writing process, so the writers could ask Bendis any questions about the character. He walked away from the meeting saying, “They were asking the right questions, and that’s a good sign.” Bendis also noted that Rosenberg was approaching the character and issues of rape and misused it, on which he said “I made the right choice for me as a writer then and they’re making the right choice for them as writers. thought about how much is different and how much Has Changed, and if it’s not Brought up in Jessica , when will it be Brought up? So I was like, ‘Yeah, you shoulds.’ I thought that Melissa and the writers were the people to do that and that medium was better-suited to tell that kind of story.

Casting

In August 2014, Sarandos said the series was “at casting Jessica.” [50] By November, Krysten Ritter , Alexandra Daddario , Teresa Palmer , Jessica De Gouw , and Marin Ireland Were being white tested for the role of Jessica Jones, [5] with Ritter HAVING beens auditioning since October. [8] Additionally, Lance Gross , Mike Colter , and Cleo Anthony were in contention for the role of Luke Cage, which was envisioned as a recurring role in the series before headlining Luke Cage . [5] The next month, Ritter was cast as Jessica Jones. Ritter and Palmer had been the final candidates for the role, with both auditioning and colter to test chemistry. [6] Colter was confirmed as Luke Cage later in December. [12]

In January 2015, David Tennant was cast as Kilgrave , [29] and Rachael Taylor was cast as Patricia “Trish” Walker . [16] Danvers, as she was set to feature in her own film . [18] A month later, Carrie-Ann Moss joined the cast, [25] with her role Revealed That October to be a female version of male comic book character of Jeryn Hogarth . [27] Also in February, Eka Darville , Erin Moriarty , And Wil Traval were cast as Malcolm Ducasse , [7]Hope Shlottman, [7] [23] and Will Simpson , respectively. [7] [23] Ritter, Taylor, and Moss will return for the second season. [51] [52] [53]

Design

Costumes

Stephanie Maslansky has returned to the costume designer for Jessica Jones from Daredevil , [54] and was assisted on the first episode by Jenn Rogers, who crafted Jessica Jones’ suit of leather jacket, faded jeans, and boots. [55] Maslansky’s fashion choices for each character were influenced by their comic incarnations, with her saying, “You really have to study your history of the original characters and how they dress, how they were originally drawn, how they evolved through the years In these comics. And what you can discover is that, as illustrated, they kind of do the same thing all the time. ” Maslansky also stated that “everyone has a very specific look, and you can within that look, but it’s not over the top. [56] On Jones’ costume, Maslansky said she “considers her clothing to be an armor and a shield and that helps her maintain A distance from other people and privacy. It has been a long time since it was founded in the late 19th century. “At least 10 versions of Jones’ jackets were made, which began as an Acne Studios leather motorcycle jacket that had any” bells and whistles and any additional superfluous details design “removed, while 20 pairs of jeans Were used, with being white Both aged and distressed. [55] [56] On Jones’ costume, Maslansky said she “considers her clothes to be an armor and a shield and that that helps her maintain a distance from other people and privacy. Certain sort of way. ” At least 10 versions of Jones’ jackets were made, which began as an Acne Studios leather motorcycle jacket that had any “bells and whistles and any other superfluous design details” removed, whilst 20 pairs of jeans were used, with both being aged and distressed . [55] [56] On Jones’ costume, Maslansky said she “considers her clothes to be an armor and a shield and that that helps her maintain a distance from other people and privacy. Certain sort of way. ” At least 10 versions of Jones’ jackets were made, which began as an Acne Studios leather motorcycle jacket that had any “bells and whistles and any other superfluous design details” removed, whilst 20 pairs of jeans were used, with both being aged and distressed . [55]

Title sequence

The series’ title sequence, created by Imaginary Forces, [57] Incorporates the jazz-style theme from composer Sean Callery mixed with artwork by David Mack , the cover artist for the original Alias comic, [58] “taking [the viewer] around Seedier, black-esque corners of Hell’s Kitchen, as if through Jessica’s eyes “. [59]

Arisu Kashiwagi, lead designer at Imaginary Forces for the title sequence, was inspired by all the changing activity and vignettes in those rows of windows for the patterns of light, color, narrative, and graphic silhouettes. It’s a great way to get away from it all. It’s a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. She also looked to Edward Hopper’s “Night Windows” and Gerhard Richter’s paintings for reference. In order to differentiate the sequence from other painting-inspired ones, Kashiwagi thing to take “a more modern, Where Jones investigates. [57]

Filming

Filming for the series takes place in New York City, [60] Including areas of Brooklyn and Long Island City That still looks like the old Hell’s Kitchen , [61] Douglaston, Queens , [62] as well as sound training work. [61] Manuel Billeter serves as director of photography for the series. [63]

Visual effects

Visual effects for the series were completed by the New York studio Shade VFX, who also worked on Daredevil , with Bryan Goodwin serving as visual effects supervisor. [64]

Music

At the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International, Sean Callery revealed he was composing the music for the series. [65] Callery did not begin to compose the series’ main theme until after reading two or three scripts, and did not see the opening graphics until after the second episode, Would work “. At this time, Callery said he started “fooling around” with ideas for the theme, and eventually settled on one that had a “sneaky and fun-ness” quality, adding, Jessica Jones But it was a bit of a whisker of playfulness in there, like a cat or something. ” After creating the theme, Callery began working on the rhythmic quality of it, Eventually fully orchestrating his idea into what became the opening opening theme. Catherine Catherine, Catherine Catherine, Catherine Catherine, Catherine Catherine, Catherine Catherine, Catherine Catherine, That the whole piece will bow a little more. ” [66] A soundtrack album for the first season was released digitally on June 3, 2016. [67] [68] Jamie Forsyth also contributed to the music of the first season. [68] The lights got a little more strobe-y. [67] A soundtrack album for the first season was released digitally on June 3, 2016. [67] A soundtrack album for the first season was released digitally on June 3, 2016. [67] [68] Jamie Forsyth aussi Contributed to the music of the first season. [68] The lights got a little more strobe-y. [67] A soundtrack album for the first season was released digitally on June 3, 2016. [67] A soundtrack album for the first season was released digitally on June 3, 2016. [67] [68] Jamie Forsyth aussi Contributed to the music of the first season. [68]

Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-ins

Jessica Jones is the second in the series of Netflix series, after Daredevil , and was followed by Luke Cage and Marvel’s Iron Fist , before leading into the miniseries, The Defenders . 72 [70] [71] In November 2013, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that, if the characters prove popular on Netflix, “It’s quite possible that they could become feature films,” [72] which Sarandos echoed in July 2015. [73] In August 2014, Vincent D’Onofrio , who played Wilson Fisk in Daredevil , stated that after the series stuff with Netflix, Marvel has ” A bigger plan to branch out. ” [74] In March 2015, Loeb spoke on the ability to the series to crossover with the MCU films and the ABC television series , saying,” It all exists in the same universe. As it is now, in the same way that our films started out as self-contained and then by the time we got to the Avengers , it became more practical for Captain America to do a little crossover into Thor 2 and for Bruce Banner to appear At the end of Iron Man 3 . We have to earn that. “The audience needs to understand what all of these characters are and what the world is before you then start co-mingling in terms of where it’s going.”

One specific crossover with Daredevil , qui completed HAD icts first season by the time Jessica Jones Began casting, Loeb said “they ‘re in the Saami area. In Some boxes They Are in the Sami neighborhood. One of the Things That is significant to us Is, when you enter the police station, it’s the same police station. Walking down the street? “Because that’s going to feel odd, and in a weird way feel false.” [9] On the MCU, specifically in the other world, the Rosenberg said, ” Jessica Jones is a very, Very different show than Daredevil . We are in a cinematic universe, [and] the mythology of the universe is connected, but they look very different, tonally they’re very different … That was my one concern coming in: Am I going to Daredevil or what’s Come before? And the answer is no. ” [48]

Release

Season Episodes Original release DVD and Blu-ray release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13 November 20, 2015 TBA December 5, 2016 [76] December 7, 2016 [77]
2 13 [30] TBA TBA TBA TBA

Jessica Jones is available on the streaming services Netflix, in all territories Where It is available, [43] [44] in Ultra HD 4K and high dynamic range (HDR). [78] The first season was enhanced to be available in HDR after its initial release by post-production vendor Deluxe . [79] The episodes for each season were released simultaneously, as opposed to a serialized format, to encourage binge-watching , which has been successful for other Netflix original series . [60] [61]

Marketing

Disney Consumer Products, Inc., a member of the Disney Consumer Group. Paul Gitter, Senior VP of Licensing for Marvel Disney Consumer Products Explained que la Would Be Focus more on teens and adults than very young people, with products at outlet stores like Hot Topic . Additionally, a Marvel Knights merchandise program was created to support the series, which creates new opportunities for individual product lines and collected focused products. Licensing partners with Marvel, a film project, given its previous successes. [80]

Reception

Season Critical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 93% (54 reviews) [81] 81 (31 reviews) [82]

Critical response

The review aggregator web site Rotten Tomatoes has 93% approval rating 8.37 / 10 based on 57 reviews. The Jessica Jones builds a multifaceted drama around its engaging antihero, delivering what might be Marvel’s strongest TV franchise to date. ” [81] Metacritic , which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 81 out of 100 based on 31 reviews, indicating what the universal acclaim is. [82]

Accolades

In December 2015, IGN named Jessica Jones the best Netflix original programming series released to date. [83]

year Award Category Container result Ref.
2015 TVLine’s Performer of the Week Performance in ” AKA You’re a Winner! “ Krysten Ritter Won [84]
2016 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Sci-Fi / Fantasy TV Actor David Tennant Nominated [85]
Critics’ Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Krysten Ritter Nominated [86]
Dorian Awards TV Performance of the Year – Actress Krysten Ritter Nominated [87]
Empire Awards Best TV Series Jessica Jones Nominated [88]
Peabody Awards Entertainment and Children’s programs Jessica Jones Won [89]
Nebula Awards Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation Scott Reynolds , Melissa Rosenberg ,
and Jamie King for ” AKA Smile “
Nominated [90]
Webby Awards Special Achievement: Best Actress Krysten Ritter Won [91]
Glamor Awards International TV Actress Krysten Ritter Won [92]
Saturn Awards Best Supporting TV Actor David Tennant Nominated [93]
Best TV Actress Krysten Ritter Nominated
Best New Media Television Series Jessica Jones Nominated
Television Critics Association Outstanding New Program Jessica Jones Nominated [94]
Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form ” AKA Smile “ Won [95]
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Main Title Design Jessica Jones Nominated [96]
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Sean P. Callery Won
Online Film & Television Association Award Best New Theme Song in a Series Sean Callery Nominated [97]
Best New Titles Sequence Jessica Jones Nominated
Gotham Awards Breakthrough Series – Long Form Jessica Jones Nominated [98]

Other media

In November 2015, Marvel: Contest of Champions was released, featuring a six-part story quest involving Jessica Jones and Daredevil, along with a level based on Hell’s Kitchen. Additionally, Jessica Jones was added to the role-playing game Marvel: Future Fight . [99]

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