10:10am PT by Graeme McMillan
'Jessica Jones' Teaser Previews What Lies Ahead for Marvel's First Leading Lady
Marvel's latest onscreen hero is just months away. The company announced Thursday that Jessica Jones, the second series in its deal with Netflix, will premiere Nov. 20.
The series stars Krysten Ritter as the eponymous former superhero turned private detective alongside Mike Colter, who plays Luke Cage — Jones' comic book beau and future star of his own Netflix series. David Tennant, Carrie-Anne Moss and Rachael Taylor also make appearances during the 13-episode run (Tennant's voice can be heard during the teaser, if you listen closely enough). Melissa Rosenberg is the series' showrunner.
The impressionistic teaser offers clues of what viewers can expect from the series: a camera shutter, identifying Jones' current career, and a spilled glass of booze, doing the same for her current state of sobriety. More telling for fans of the original comic book are glimpses of a door reading "Alias Investigations" (the original comic book series was titled Alias, after Jones' detective agency) and a sky that turns purple — an allusion to Tennant's character, Kilgrave, better known as the Purple Man, the villain responsible for ending Jones' superhero career.
The Nov. 20 premiere date means that Jessica Jones will go head-to-head with another long-awaited genre show streaming online: the full first season of Amazon's adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel The Man in the High Castle also is scheduled to debut on the same day.
Watch the Jessica Jones teaser, below.